People of Eternia! Oh, wait. Sorry. I just got caught up in the excitement that is Netflix finally premiering a brand new Master of the Universe series! Based on what was the most classic, lovable, and meme-able 80s cartoon series, Masters of the Universe: Revelations will serve as the direct sequel of the series––and it’s coming very soon. Here’s everything you need to know about cartoon series with its plot, release date, and cast!
What is Masters of the Universe: Revelation all about?
Masters of the Universe: Revelation is an upcoming Netflix Original anime series based on, of course, the Masters of the Universe. Behind the series is Kevin Smith alongside Powerhouse Animation Studio for production. In fact, after the streaming giant hits in Castlevania and Seis Manos, this will be the studio’s third series for Netflix.
Castle Rock‘s Marc Bernardin, Supergirl‘s Eric Carrasco, October Faction‘s Diya Mishra, and The Death and Return of Superman‘s Tim Sheridan are all working alongside Smith to make this series a reality. On the other hand, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle‘s Robert David will be executive producing the project with Smith as well.
When is the Netflix release date for Masters of the Universe: Revelation?
The official @MastersOfficial Twitter account has already given the audience some teaser photos––as well as the sought-for release date. The series is now confirmed and is set to release on the streaming giant on the 23rd of July, 2021. Unfortunately, however, since the series is a limited series––Masters of the Universe: Revelation won’t be receiving a second season.
Nearly four decades later, the power returns! Created as a “love letter” to the fans who grew up with the franchise and produced by Mattel Television™, Masters of the Universe: Revelation premiers globally on July 23rd on @netflix. pic.twitter.com/EAFXbxySNz
— Masters of the Universe (@MastersOfficial) May 13, 2021
What is the plot of Masters of the Universe: Revelation?
Frankly, the story won’t be revolving around He-Man absolutely destroying everything in his way. The series has come a long way, and fortunately, so has its plots. This time around, our beloved characters are coming back to Eternia! Since Revelation is a direct sequel to the Masters of the Universe franchise, we’ll be seeing a lot of He-Man, Orko, Cringer, and Man-At-Arms versing against Castle Grayskull’s very own Skeletor, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man, and the infamous snake mountain.
After a battle of champions, Eternia suffers unrecoverable damage. It’s now up to the Captain of the Royal Guard, Teela, to uncover the mystery of where the Sword of Power is as she races against time to prevent the end of not just Eternia, but the whole Universe. During her journey, she will be met with the secrets of Grayskull––something He-Man (and the whole freaking franchise) have been dying to know since the late 80s.
Obviously, we’re not seeing a lot of He-Man in the synopsis and it’s a little leaning more on Teela––and it’s caused a partial distraught among fans. However, are we safe to assume that a final battle for Eternia is on its way?
So, the first episode sees He-Man and Skeletor fight. Then, we see Teela trying to gather the Masters of the Universe together again, but Part 1 is only 5 fucking episodes? So, He-Man does step aside, don't you think? https://t.co/YT5qMj04G6
— Viking Out of Time (@VikingOutofTime) May 13, 2021
Who are the cast members of Masters of the Universe: Revelation?
Last year, February 2020 more specifically, we got the major list of people involved with the series––and it’s got some banging names.
We have Chris Wood as the somehow-titular role of He-Man. Wood is known for his roles in The Vampire Diaries and Supergirl. He and Smith have worked on another project, though, in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot so no ice has to be broken there.
The supporting voice actors list has been filled, though, and we have some good names here as well!
- Chris Wood as He-Man
- Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man
- Mark Hamill as Skeletor
- Diedrich Bader as Trap Jaw
- Liam Cunningham as Man-at-Arms
- Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela
- Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn
- Justin Long as Roboto
- Jason Mews as Stinkor
- Susan Eisenberg as Sorceress
- Phil LaMarr as He-Ro
- Griffin Newman as Orko
- Alana Oppenheimer as Moss Man
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Beast Man
- Henry Rollins as Tri-Klops
- Stephen Root as Cringe
- Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena
- Harley Quinn-Smith as Ileena
- Tiffany Smith as Andra
- Cree Summer as Priestess