Netflix, Kevin Smith and Mattel Tv are becoming a member of forces to convey the thunderous battle-cry, “By the facility of Grayskull!” again into our lives with yesterday’s Energy-Con Conference announcement of Masters of the Universe: Revelation, a restricted anime sequence set within the “He Man” toy franchise world. Smith will function showrunner and govt producer of the present, an entirely authentic story that can give attention to unresolved storylines from the basic ‘80s period, selecting up most of the characters’ journeys the place they left off a long time in the past.
Smith, half the famed Jay and Silent Bob duo and director of movies like Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma, commented, “I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not solely the secrets and techniques of Grayskull, but in addition their total Universe. In Revelation, we decide up proper the place the basic period left off to inform an epic story of what often is the last battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Delivered to life with essentially the most metallic character designs Powerhouse Animation can include within the body, that is the Masters of the Universe story you all the time needed to see as a child!”
The sequence is being produced by Mattel Tv with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and creator of “He-Man: the Eternity Conflict,” serving as an govt producer. Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas) have come on board as writers. Animation is being produced by Texas-based 2D specialists Powerhouse Animation; the studio additionally handles animation manufacturing on Castlevania, one other Netflix anime sequence produced by Frederator Studios.
“Masters of the Universe has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring followers to find their very own energy inside,” David famous. “Followers of this franchise have been ready for the continuation of those characters, and Kevin Smith, as a Masters superfan himself, is the proper champion and accomplice to develop the canon via a dynamic animated sequence on Netflix.”
Since Mattel first introduced He-Man’s heroic battles towards evil sorcerer Skeletor to audiences in 1982, the property has spawned a multi-billion greenback franchise that features quite a few toys, video games, comics, TV sequence and have movies; the latest entry is DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Energy, starring the motion hero’s sister and primarily based on the 1985 sequence, She Ra, Princess of Energy.
The brand new sequence reveal provides to Netflix’s rising slate of anime content material, which incorporates international hits equivalent to Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, Aggretsuko, and Ultraman.
Dan Sarto is Writer and Editor-at-Massive of Animation World Community.