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Masters of the Universe returns in new Netflix series with Kevin Smith as showrunner

By Donnie Lederer

Netflix has the power and has given it to Kevin Smith.

The streaming giant has had a certified hit on its hands with She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, now in its third season. However, one thing has been missing, and that’s an appearance by Adora’s twin brother Adam, who fights his own battles against evil as the most powerful man in the universe, He-Man. Fans will have to wait no longer, as it was announced during a panel at PowerCon (the annual Masters of the Universe Convention) this weekend that Netflix will debut an original anime series titled Masters of the Universe: Revelation. And the man in charge of the latest story of He-Man vs. Skeletor is Smith himself — aka writer/director/friend-to-everyone.

During the panel, Smith pitched that he would pick up where the original series ended if he were in charge, and a Netflix executive arrived to announce this is precisely what is happening.

After debuting the first artwork from the series, which shows the front of Castle Grayskull, Smith brought the series’ writers to the stage. They included, as reported by GameSpot, Eric Carrasco, Tim Sheridan, Diya Mishra, and Smith's Fatman Beyond co-host (and co-host of SYFY WIRE's Battlestar Galacticast), Marc Bernardin. It was also announced that Mattel TV will produce the series, while Powerhouse Animation, the team behind the Castlevania series, will be in charge of bringing Eternia to life.

The show will revolve around Teela, who must attempt to find the missing Sword of Power and unlock the hidden secrets of Castle Grayskull. This will lead up to, according to Smith, "what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor."

After the panel, Smith later took to Twitter to share his excitement:

No word yet on whether this will be in the same universe as the current She-Ra series, or when fans can expect this to drop on Netflix. Stay tuned.