See the First Images From Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Never fear, He-fans. The most powerful man in the universe will not be getting the kind of drastic visual makeover his sister She-Ra received for Netflix. In our first look at Masters of the Universe: Revelation, he seems more or less like the ’80s design, with some updated elements reminiscent of the 2002 cartoon. All the major characters retain their distinctive features. Beast Man, Teela, Moss Man and more all appear as they should. Orko does look to have lifted a few weights since last we saw him, however.

In a press release from Netflix, showrunner Kevin Smith explained the aesthetic. “Narratively our show is set up as the next episode in the legacy ‘80s animated series that aired from 1983-1985. This is a continuation of that story. We’re playing with the original mythology and characters, and revisiting and digging deeper into some of the unresolved storylines. Visually we also made the conscious decision to lean into the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE line of toys for inspiration as well. Mattel owns this entire vast library of that artwork, so right away we wanted the show to open with classic pieces of that artwork. Mattel has been committed to this look since they first started as a toy line in the ’80s, and now we’re leaning into it and honoring it.”

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No word yet on whether a more vintage-style She-Ra and the Evil Horde might show up. But they’re certainly key players in the mythos.

Check out the first images in our gallery below, which also includes the debut of new character Andra. Will you be watching when the show drops in July? Let us know your thoughts in comments.

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