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This first official teaser for Masters of the Universe: Revelation shows us that director Kevin Smith takes his job seriously, and is doing his best to give us the best version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe that ever was.

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Never mind the campy character names. That’s the point.

The new animated series will be presented in two parts. Masters of the Universe: Revelation will see the return of the buff blonde Prince Adam, picking up where the original series left off, so original fans will have new stories to look forward to, stories that are promised to be richer and more meaningful, fleshing out the characters further while still retaining the essence that sparked hope in the viewers as He-Man battled against all odds to protect his home and friends.

The new production is intensely faithful to the original, unlike the misguided and generally reviled Thundercats Roar! reboot from last year.

Revelation promises to follow up on some of the unfinished storylines from the original series, picking up where they left off decades ago.

The original series used veteran voice actors, and while the new one does bring back Alan Oppenheimer, the original voice of Skeletor, he’s playing Moss Man this time around. The Skeletor role instead goes to Mark Hamill.

The rest of the cast is full of heavy hitters. Chris Wood, who played Mon-El in the CW television series Supergirl does the honors for the role of He-Man. Sara Michelle Gellar, perhaps best known to geekdom for her starring role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer plays Teela. Alicia Silverstone plays Queen Marlena. Kevin Conroy, best known for his portrayal as the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series voices Mer-Man, with DC Animation voice veterans Susan Eisenberg as Sorceress and Phil LaMarr as He-Ro. Lena Headey is Evil-Lyn. Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith handles the role of Ileena.

This is going to be some really good television. It’s rare that a reboot of a beloved classic gets this much love, even down to the score, which is written by none other than Bear McCreary.

The episodes will drop one a week for eight weeks, beginning July 23, 2021.

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