If we’re being honest, Kevin Smith hasn’t exactly had a home run for a while. The well-known director – who rose to prominence in the ’90s with hits such as Dogma, Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back – hasn’t seen much success from his past few projects. 2016’s Yoga Hosers, for instance, was universally panned by critics and audiences alike – it couldn’t even break the $40,000 threshold at the box office.
While Smith has perhaps stayed in the spotlight as more of a pop culture icon than a filmmaker, it seems like he’s looking to turn things around. Later this year, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (which is shaping up to be rather raunchy) will hit theaters, and as ComicBook.com reports, he has an entirely new project in the works for the small screen, too.
Late last year, Netflix premiered a reboot of She-Ra, and it seems like the streaming giant is looking to do the same for her male counterpart. Announced during Power-Con 2019, a new He-Man animated series is currently underway, and Kevin Smith will be serving as showrunner for the project. We’re not entirely sure what the visuals will look like just yet, but a post shared on the official Masters of the Universe Twitter account provides a bit of a hint.
Per Netflix’s press release, Masters of the Universe: Revelation will be picking up where the original series from the 80s left off. There are also a few well-known writers handling the scripts, including Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Diya Mishara (Magic the Gathering), and Marc Bernardin (Alphas). Powerhouse Animation will be in charge of production, meanwhile, having already worked with Netflix on their Castlevania series.
It hasn’t been announced when this new He-Man show is set to premiere, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more news. There’s always the chance that Smith and the creative team are banking on nostalgia to draw in viewers, but we certainly hope that this project appeals to non-fans and newcomers alike as well. Fingers crossed.