Netflix is the one media platform that keeps on giving out surprises, one after the other. The latest should make every nineties fanboy – desi as well as foreign – happy. There’s a Masters of the Universe animated limited web series happening over at Netflix. All-time great Kevin Smith announced the animated web series at the Power-Con 2019.
Like all Netflix projects, little is known about the release dates and stuff like that. What we do know is that the animated series will pick up its storylines from the original 1983 animated TV series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
The title of the Netflix series is Masters of the Universe: Revelations. The series picking up from the original. It’s possible we will be able to see the iconic characters, including Orko, Man-At-Arms, Beast-Man and so many more.
Trade pundits call the series jinxed, mainly because the series struggled to evolve from a major franchise to a movie franchise. There was only one campy, early eighties movie of the same name, starring Dolph Lundgren. When that movie tanked at the box office, the franchise went into a deep sleep. However, it has been a strong brand in the world of animation. On the television circuit, there have been three series, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983), The New Adventures of He-Man (1990) and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002). A reboot movie is finally in the works, with a release date pegged at 2020. Interestingly, there’s absolutely no buzz about the movie post that announcement by Noah Centineo in April, 2019 that he will be playing He-Man and the movie will go on floors in July 2019. Fans will have to make do with the Netflix series until another concrete announcement about the movie.