‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ First Look & Release Date

One the first things that I loved as a kid was Masters of the Universe. I had all of the figures, watched the cartoon religiously and even convicted my mom to let me watch the live action movie even though she thought it would be too scary. To say that I have been waiting with excitement for Masters of the Universe: Revelation is an understatement. Now we know when we will be able to see it.

Netflix announced today that the Kevin Smith led series will premiere on Friday, July 23rd. The animated series from Mattel Television will span five 30 minute episodes in Part 1. While getting more right away would be great. This just means we’ll get to enjoy it more over time.

Why am I so excited for this? One big reason is, I know that Kevin Smith is just as big of a fan as I am of these characters. He said, “I watched all of the TV series growing up, it was everywhere in the ‘80s. These characters started off as toys and ended up becoming part of the global pop culture fabric. So much of this show has been possible because of the love and affection for this world at every level of production and the fandom surrounding this franchise. A big reason we got such top tier voice talent is because people genuinely want to be a part of this world. So many of us were touched by these stories and these characters early in our lives and were so happy to come back to Eternia. But even if you’ve never watched a single episode of the show or don’t know this universe at all, you can jump right into the story. It’s a really classic, universal action-adventure epic about growth, discovery, magic, and power. This series explores destiny in a fresh way. There’s a lot of reconciling with secrets, betrayal, trust, acceptance, love, and ultimately, loss.”

As far as what to expect from this series, he went on to say: “Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985. 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. Visually we also made the conscious decision to lean into the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE line of toys for inspiration as well. Mattel owns this entire vast library of that artwork, so right away we wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork. Mattel has been committed to this look since they first started as a toy line in the ’80s, and now we’re leaning into it and honoring it.”

The series also has an incredible cast and stunning animation. Looking at the first look photos, which are on our social media pages, they are incredible. Even Orko looks like a badass. I can only imagine what the first trailer is going to look like.

For more information on the series and other producers, go here. You can find the official synopsis below. There are plenty more updates to come, so keep checking back. Make sure that you go to http://www.netflix.com/mastersoftheuniverserevelation to add it to your list.

“The war for Eternia culminates in MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION, an innovative and action-packed animated series that picks up where the iconic characters left off decades ago. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And 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.”

Photo Credit: Netflix/Mattel Television

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