When I was a little kid, I loved He-Man. In fact, I remember being excited one September because the show’s new season was launching on my actual birthday. It felt like a personalized gift from Eternia! I had a bunch of He-Man figures (remember Battle Chest He-Man?), I wanted to name my cat Cringer, I even had Castle Grayskull, complete with its bad-ass trap door in the throne room.
I was a He-Man stan.
I’m not anymore. Looking back, the show hasn’t held up too well. Still, I can’t help but be intrigued by some new He-Man news, in which a new anime version of the classic kid’s cartoon was announced, to air on Netflix. (This on top of the live-action movie that’s supposedly in the works. Which can’t be worse than the Dolph Lundgren one!)
If you’re a He-Man fan, you’re probably excited too. And if you’re a nerd, the news that the show will be run by one Kevin Smith of Clerk, Mallrats, and Live Free or Die Hard fame, probably gets you pretty pumped and jacked too.
Kevin Smith is the showrunner. Series is said to pick up from the original cartoon! pic.twitter.com/cwWGmeQjrV
— Pixel Dan (@PixelDan) August 18, 2019
The news comes courtesy of Twitter user @PixelDan, a toy reviewer who was there for Smith’s announcement at the PowerCon 2019 convention. Smith also shared a synopsis of the show, which is being produced by the studio behind Netflix’s Castlevania series.
“A radical return to Eternia, Revelation is a direct sequel series to the classic era of Masters of the Universe,” the anime’s official synopsis reads. “Featuring fan-favorites He-Man, Orko, Cringer and Man-At-Arms, the story pits our heroic warriors and guardians of Castle Grayskull against Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man and the vile legions of snake mountain!”
“But after a ferocious final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe! Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last. This is the epic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe saga fans have waited 35 years to see!”
“Waited” may be a strong term, but people liked Castelvania so maybe this will deliver. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to find my old Trap-jaw figure.
No word if Skeletor will be reprising his role, but we can only assume.