Netflix has revealed a first look at He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, the new CG-animated series launching on the streaming service September 16, 2021. You can view the trailer and key art below!
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was developed for television by Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation). The executive producers include David and Revelation‘s Frederic Soulie, Adam Bonnett, and Christopher Keenan.
The co-executive producer is Jeff Matsuda (The Batman, TMNT) and the producer is Susan Corbin (Masters of the Universe: Revelation).
The story editor is Bryan Q Miller (Arrow, Smallville, Sleepy Hollow) and the writers include Heath Corson, Amanda Deibert, Keely MacDonald, Peter Binswanger, Lila Scott, Matt Drdek, Julie Benson, and Shawna Benson.
The voice cast of the Mattel Television series includes Yuri Lowenthal (He-Man/Adam/Tuvar), David Kaye (Cringer/Battle Cat), Grey Griffin (Evelyn/Evil-Lyn), Antony Del Rio (Duncan/Man-at-Arms), Kimberly Brooks (Teela/Eldress/Sorceress), Trevor Devall (R’Qazz/Beast Man), and Judy Alice Lee (Krass/Ram Ma’am).
The cast is rounded out by Roger Craig Smith (Kronis/Trap-Jaw/General Dolos), Fred Tatasciore (King Randor/Baddrah), Ben Diskin (Skeletor/Prince Keldor), Tom Kenny (Ork-0/RK Units), Max Mitchell (Kitty), and Max Stubington (Young Adam).
On Eternia, the first planet of creation, a demonic tyrant rises: Skeletor! With dark armies at his command, Skeletor is on the march, hell-bent on capturing Eternia’s kingdoms, and its ultimate prize – Castle Grayskull, the ancient fortress of mystery said to contain the greatest power in the universe. It’s up to He-Man and his brave squad of rookie heroes to stop Skeletor and restore the peace.
Both sides come armed with enchanted Power Weapons – transforming them into Masters of the Primal Powers of the Universe. It’s Master vs. Dark Master, He-Man vs. Skeletor – fighting for control of Eternia, Castle Grayskull, and the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Masters of the Universe?
“Mattel proudly presents He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a dazzling CG-animated series that reimagines the thrilling heroic adventures of the Guardians of Grayskull for this next generation of fans,” said Rob David, showrunner, executive producer and vice president of Content Creative at Mattel Television.
“It introduces an all-new He-Man for kids to call their own, one they can meet the very first time he holds aloft his magic sword and says, “By the Power of Grayskull, I have the Power!”
He added: “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, produced by Mattel Television and premiering globally on September 16 on Netflix, brings a fresh stylized take on the world of Eternia, designed to reflect the sensibilities and aspirations of today’s kids, while celebrating the evergreen core truth of Masters of the Universe: we all have the power to become the best version of ourselves.
“Everything that made the original great is baked into this series’ DNA: the ultimate hero, the love-to-hate villain, the deep mythology, the fantasy mixed with sci-fi, the valiant allies and great henchmen, and the comic relief. In He-Man and the Masters of the Universe we take it all for a fresh spin, bringing kids a breathtaking world where battles are truly earth-shattering, where a wizard is actually a robot with a magic wand and an AI identity crisis, and most importantly… where the heroes saving the universe are a team of kids just like them.”
“This new telling is not about instant heroes. It’s a coming-of-age story, led by an ensemble cast of teens and one talking tiger, each still figuring out who they are as they journey together toward Mastery. When we first meet Adam, he’s just a 16-year-old kid with a lot of heart but zero experience as a leader; his best friend Krass is a hot-headed smart aleck masking her search for belonging; young Duncan is a brilliant inventor struggling to come into his own; Cringer is clawless tiger yearning to prove his mettle; and Teela is a fledgling mystic with more questions (and spirit) than answers.
“When young Adam does the extraordinary and shares the Power of Grayskull among them, they unlock their greatest gifts to become He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. As they each begin to know themselves, together they’re becoming not just a team of heroes, but a family. Now all they have to do is take down Skeletor and his evil forces before he turns their planet into a grave new world.”