Friday, February 14, 2020
Mark Hamill and Lena Heady Lead Expansive Voice Cast for Kevin Smith’s ‘Masters of the Universe’ Series
Netflix and Mattel TV announced an expansive voice cast for its upcoming “Masters of the Universe” series from Kevin Smith. The cast is led by Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn and Chris Wood as Prince Adam aka He-Man.
The new series, “Masters of the Universe: Revelations,” will focus on the unresolved storylines of the original 1982 TV series, picking up many of the characters’ journeys where they left off decades ago.
In addition to those three, the cast also includes Sarah Michelle Gellar (Teela), Liam Cunningham (Man-At-Arms), Stephen Root (Cringer), Diedrich Bader (King Randor/Trap Jaw), Griffin Newman (Orko), Tiffany Smith (Andra), Henry Rollins (Tri-Klops), Susan Eisenberg (Sorceress), Alicia Silverstone (Queen Marlena), Justin Long (Roboto), Jason Mewes (Stinkor), Phil LaMarr (He-Ro), Tony Todd (Scare Glow), Cree Summer (Priestess), Kevin Michael Richardson (Beast Man), Kevin Conroy (Mer-Man) and Harley Quinn Smith (Ileena).
Alan Oppenheimer, who voiced Skeletor on the original series, will return to voice Moss Man.
Smith serves as showrunner and executive producer. He will write the series with Eric Carrasco, Tim Sheridan, Diya Mishra and Marc Bernardin.
Mattel Television will produce the series, with Rob David, VP of Mattel TV and author of “He-Man: the Eternity War,” serving as an executive producer, alongside Adam Bonnett and Christopher Keenan. It will be animated by Powerhouse Animation, which worked on Netflix’s “Castlevania.”
“‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’ is for the fans. Kevin Smith, as well as the rest of the all-star cast, share our love and passion for the iconic franchise and the deeper meaning of the property,” said David. “At its core, ‘Masters of the Universe’ is all about wanting the power to be the best version of yourself, and the series will bring this message to life in an entirely new way.”
“Revelation” is one of three projects planned by Mattell as part of a larger reboot of the “Masters of the Universe” franchise. This also includes a comic book series by DC Comics, reimagined versions of the ’80s toys and a feature film starring Noah Centineo. Mattel Television is also producing a new, CG-animated series.