Do you need a hero? Netflix has you covered, as it’s bringing back one of the most beloved cartoons of the 1980s with Masters of the Universe: Apocalypse, and the streamer has dropped the teaser trailer for Kevin Smith’s upcoming series as part of his Geeked Week. The trailer is incredibly shocking and also shows a very strong He-Man. It has the power of breast day, that’s for sure.
The new series is, in reality, a continuation of the cartoons of the 80s, taking up the events of the same. At some point in the past, He-Man and Skeletor had a climactic battle that left Eternia fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull scattered. Now, the Sword of Power has disappeared, and Teela is on a quest to reunite everyone and save the entire universe. We’ll find out if they have a chance throughout the first part of five episodes, which will premiere next month.
In the teaser trailer for Masters of the Universe: Revelation, we can see that the animation has been updated a bit, and that it will be supported by a ton of anime tropes, including intense one-on-one battles with speed lines in the background. With Kevin Smith at the helm of the series, there is no doubt that there will be a lot of freakiness and nostalgia in abundance, but it is also clear that this series is going to have more depth than the Saturday morning cartoon of the 80s, which is it was based basically on the sale of toys. The voice cast is also a bit better known than the original and includes Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Chris Wood as Prince Adam / He-Man, and Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela.
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Along with the teaser trailer, Netflix has also announced that the series will be followed by Revelations: The Masters of the Universe Revelation Aftershow. It will be hosted by Kevin Smith, showrunner and executive producer; Rob David, executive producer and creative vice president of content for Mattel Television; and actress Tiffany Smith. Appearing Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lena Headey, Tiffany Smith, Henry Rollins, Griffin Newman, Jason Mewes and Alan Oppenheimer.
Masters of the Universe: Apocalypse Part 1 will premiere on Netflix on July 23, 2021, but in the meantime, you can check out the teaser trailer a few more times.