After months of hype, we finally got our first look at Kevin Smith’s new He-Man series, He-Man: Revelations. While details about the new series are still pretty scant, we do know that the show is set to take place after the events of the original 1980s cartoon series. Here’s what Smith told EW about the new project:
“We get to see them engage not just in clashing swords, but in far deeper conversations than we’ve ever seen them before. It’s not just simply like these two dudes [He-Man and Skeletor] have been trying to beat each other up for decades. We get to tell stories of abuse. We get to kind of tell stories of isolation, grief. We use these characters as long as they’ve been around — and most people consider them toys or action figures — to tell insanely human stories set in a very inhuman world.”
There’s a lot to love with many of the new character designs, but it really does look like Smith and his team are staying pretty close to the original source material. Adding to the excitement is a stellar voice cast that features Chris Wood as He-Man, Mark Hamill as Skeletor, Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela, Alicia Silverstone as Queen Marlena, Kevin Conroy as Mer-Man, and Alan Oppenheimer, the original voice of Skeletor, coming back to voice Moss Man.
We can’t wait for the first trailer!