MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION (L to R) MARK HAMILL as SKELETOR and CHRIS WOOD as HE-MAN in episode 101 of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2021
.Netflix has this wonderful series called, The Toys That Made Us. In this series, they look at popular franchises and how they became a success. One of those franchises featured is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. If you had no idea what that was and only knew about how it came to be. Would you think that it would have had such an impact with kids and have the staying power that it’s had? Nevertheless here we are in 2021 getting ready for Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Via Netflix Here is the synopsis for Masters of the Universe: Revelation:
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.
While the series doesn’t premiere until July 23rd, Netflix this week released first look images at what we can expect from the series. You can check them out below! Also while you enjoy the new animation for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, we have the ultimate pop culture hype man, Kevin Smith. Who is the executive producer and showrunner for the series. He gave a few comments about what the franchise meant to him growing up and what we can expect from this series.
“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.”
“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 colors and the animation for Masters of the Universe: Revelation look very good. Series like these on Netflix gives audiences a great jumping-on point to explore this franchise. Maybe even go back to try and watch the original series and who knows, maybe even toys? Not bad for a series that came together from used toy molds right?
What do you think of the first look at the Masters of the Universe series? Let us know in the comment section below!
Netflix’s Master of the Universe: Revelation launches its first five episodes on its streaming service on July 23rd.