Netflix Orders New He-Man CG Animated Series
It looks like Netflix is all in with the He-Man franchise. Just months after announcing a new He-Man animated series from Kevin Smith, the streaming service is hard at work on yet another Masters of the Universe project. Deadline reports that Netflix is teaming up with Mattel Television to create an original CG animated series called He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Based on the report, it will have a “fresh take” on the franchise, with some re-imagining. The series won’t compete with Smith’s project. Instead it will also be a “brand companion” to it.
Here’s the official description from Netflix:
“On the planet of Eternia, a young lost prince discovers the powers of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe! The classic battle between He-Man and evil Skeletor rages to new heights as both hero and villain forge new and mighty teams. A new generation of heroes fighting for the fate of us all. In the end, who will become Master of the Universe?”
The series’ executive producers are Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond), and Rob David (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), working alongside Mattel. Additionally, Jeff Matsuda (The Batman, TMNT) and Susan Corbin (Voltron) will serve as producers. House of Cool and CGCG, who previously worked on Trollhunters, will handle the animation.
Along with Smith’s project, rumors recently surfaced that Netflix could also acquire Sony’s live-action adaptation of He-Man. However, Netflix has yet to confirm that report.
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