Earlier this year, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Part 1 received a very divisive response from old school He-Man fans. Regardless, Netflix and Mattel Studios have a second He-Man series planned for next month. This new show also appears to be a more radical reinterpretation of the source material. However, we suspect that the traditional fanbase may not be pleased by the changes. That said, it appears that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was made with a much younger audience in mind.
Netflix has debuted the first trailer for the new Masters of the Universe reboot, as well as a cast list for the series. Yuri Lowenthal will provide the voice of He-Man/Adam, and he will also portray a character named Tuvar. Additionally, Kimberly Brooks will voice Teela, Eldress, and the Sorceress, with Judy Alice Lee as Krass, a gender bent version of Ram Man called Ram Ma’am.
Ben Diskin will also star in the series Skeletor/Prince Keldor, with Grey Griffin as Evelyn/Evil-Lyn, David Kaye as Cringer/Battle Cat, Antony Del Rio as Duncan/Man-at-Arms, Trevor Devall as R’Qazz/Beast Man, Roger Craig Smith as Kronis/Trap-Jaw and General Dolos, Fred Tatasciore as King Randor and Baddrah, and Tom Kenny as Ork-0.
Here’s the official description from Netflix:
“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 MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE?”
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will debut on September 16, only on Netflix. You can check out the first poster below.
What do you think about the new take on He-Man and his friends? Let us know in the comment section below!
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