When you think of Kevin Smith, you probably recall his iconic 90s slacker movies. Clerks, anyone?
But he is taking on an entirely different project, Netflix’s new He-Man animated TV series. The writer and director used Twitter to announce he will be showrunner and executive producer on the show.
He-Man’s most famous TV appearance was the classic 1980s series Masters of the Universe. And it is is the starting point for Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
“It’s a wholly original story set in the epic world of Mattel’s over 35-year-old global He-Man toy franchise,” Netflix said.
Get ready for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an animated @netflix show from @ThatKevinSmith that will pick up where the 80s show left off! #MOTUpic.twitter.com/enQyRjGDjs"I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe," says Kevin Smith.
— Masters of the Universe (@MastersOfficial) August 18, 2019
"In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! This is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!"
“Masters of the Universe has been a cultural phenomenon for generations, inspiring fans to discover their own power within,” co-executive producer Rob David said.
“Fans of this franchise have been waiting for the continuation of these characters, and Kevin Smith, as a superfan himself, is the perfect champion and partner to expand the canon through a dynamic animated series on Netflix.”
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