Netflix developing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe CG series
While Sony is busy bringing the titular warrior to life on the big screen, Netflix has begun development on a CG series reimagining of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe co-produced by Mattel Television, according to Deadline.
The series, which is being developed by Mattel’s Rob David, is set on the planet of Eternia and follows a young lost prince who discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe. The iconic clash between him and the evil Skeletor will ascend to new heights as they both put together new and powerful teams, all vying for the official title of Master of the Universe.
The project is set to act as a companion series for the streaming service’s previously announced 2D anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation from Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob Reboot), itself a sequel to the original 1983 animated series.
Netflix has ventured into the world before with their reboot of the 1985 animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, which recently debuted its fourth season and has seen nothing but rave reviews from critics and audiences alike for its animation, complex and diverse characters, and layered writing.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will be executive produced by Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Batman Beyond) and Rob David (Masters of the Universe: Revelation), with Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) also set to produce alongside Susan Corbin (Voltron). Bryan Q Miller (Arrow, Smallville) will act as the story editor for the series while the animation is provided by House of Cool and CGCG (Trollhunters).
The rebooted franchise will also include a comic series from DC Comics, the feature film, which is set to star Noah Centineo (Charlie’s Angels) and is rumored to be sold to Netflix by Sony, and a reimagining of the toy line that will hit shelves in fall 2020.