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Kevin Smith overseeing Masters of the Universe: Revelation anime sequel to classic 80s cartoon

August 18th, 2019 by Marc Comments

I have the poooooooowerrrrrrrrr!

Great news tonight as nerd icon Kevin smith has revealed at Power-Con in Anaheim that he is working with Netflix on a new anime series called Masters of the Universe: Revelation.

Smith will serve as the executive producer and showrunner on the limited series which will continue the stories and plots left open from the original 1980s animated series.

“I’m Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire universe,” said Smith.

“In Revelation, we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!”

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.”

There are no words to explain how exciting this is to a child of the 80s like myself… here’s hoping Smith can capture the sly humour, excitement and fun of the original series.

Who am I kidding? Of course he can!

By the power of Grayskull!

Source: Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….