Netflix is going back to the Eternia well once again with a second animated series based on Mattel’s Masters of the Universe toy line.
The upcoming series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, appears to be geared more for younger audiences than Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, with a CGI-style that more resembles current cartoons than the Smith’s faux hand-drawn throwback series. It also appears that a number of young heroes (besides Prince Adam) will have access to enchanted power weapons in the updated version and that the plotlines will involve more of a team concept than previous versions.
The series is produced by the same team responsible for Revelation including developer and executive producer Rob David, and fellow executive producers Frederic Soulie, Adam Bonnett, and Christopher Keenan.
The voice cast includes: David Kaye (Cringer/Battle Cat), Grey Griffin (Evelyn/Evil-Lyn), Antony Del Rio (Duncan/Man-at-Arms), Kimberly Brooks (Teela/Eldress/Sorceress), Trevor Devall (R’Qazz/Beast Man), Judy Alice Lee (Krass/Ram Ma’am), Roger Craig Smith (Kronis/Trap-Jaw/General Dolos), Fred Tatasciore (King Randor/Baddrah), Tom Kenny (Ork-0/RK Units), Max Mitchell (Kitty), and Max Stubington (Young Adam). The animation will be handled by House of Cool (Trollhunters) and CGCG (Star Wars: The Clone Wars).
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe premieres on Netflix on Thursday, September 16.
Check out the trailer below to get a sense of the style and storyline for the latest He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.