Here’s a rather curious surprise. It seems that Netflix has planned out two entries in the He-Man franchise, as they just unveiled a brand new trailer for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. No, this isn’t the second part to Kevin Smith‘s franchise but a remake of the original. Masters of the Universe: Revelations acts as a sequel to the original franchise while this CG animated series is a complete reimagining of the franchise. It will premiere on the streaming service on September 16th.
It’s a curious decision to release two different entries in the same year, but we have to keep in mind these series have very different audiences. This CG remake is for a younger audience and will introduce a new generation to the franchise. Revelation continues where the previous one ended, which is more for people that already spent time with the franchise. Though, there has been some vocal backlash against the direction the first animated series took.
Still, it’s great to see this iconic franchise make a return. It’s the second time Netflix reimagined a series from the He-Man franchise, as we also got the modernized take on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power a few years ago. Perhaps the move to push out a second series was also inspired by the direction the Revelation version took to give people some more time with He-Man in the series. The very distinct art style means we won’t get a crossover between any of these series, but they still serve a very specific audience.