The forthcoming show picks up right after the original series ended in 1985. “Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ’80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985,” Smith explains. “This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines.”
The animated trailer previews the intense, riveting series. The action-packed clip sees He-Man and his cheese grater abs picking up his sword to save the world. “If I don’t do this, everybody dies,” He-Man croons. “Whatever became of Eternia, we’ll face it together. No one else dies”
Watch the trailer for Masters Of The Universe: Revelation below.
Smith also says that the Mattel line of toys was a big influence on the show’s aesthetic. “Mattel owns this entire vast library of that artwork, so right away we wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork.”
Masters of the Universe: Revelation sees Chris Wood starring as Prince Adam/He-Man alongside Hamill. It also features Sarah Michelle Gellar (Teela), Lena Headey (Evil-Lyn), Kevin Michael Richardson (Beast Man), Henry Rollins (Tri-Klops), Alicia Silverstone (Queen Marlena), Justin Long (Roboto), Kevin Conroy (Mer-Man), and many more.
“After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man (Chris Wood) and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered,” Netflix’s official synopsis reads. “After decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.”
The first five episodes of the reboot arrives on Netflix on July 23rd.