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CG 'He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe' Reboot Trailer Arrives

He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe is one of the most iconic cartoons of the 80s. It may have started life as a glorified toy commercial, but the original series (along with its sister show She-Ra) was a big part of the childhood of many kids in the 80s and 90s. Rightsholders Mattel has rebooted the show a couple of times, in the 90s and early 2000s but neither had quite the impact of the original incarnation.

For its latest come-back, Mattel seems to be tackling it from different approaches in the hope that at least one will stick. Following the success of the recent She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power reboot (which was completely unrelated to Masters Of The Universe) they have been developing three unconnected He-Man projects. One is a new live-action movie, currently in development. Secondly is Kevin Smith's Masters Of The Universe: Revelation, a sequel series in the original continuinity aimed at the adult fans of the original 80s cartoon, the first part of which is now streaming on Netflix.

Third is a brand new CG reboot series aimed at a new generation of fans. Netflix have revealed the first trailer and images for the new series, introducing us to this new incarnation.

At its heart, it's the same concept as it ever was, with Adam (who seems to have lost his princely title) able to become the msucle-bound He-Man and take on the evil forces of Skeletor to save his homeworld of Eternia. On the surface, rather a lot has changed, and it's not just the new chunky CG animation. It seems to have become something more like an ensemble show than before, with He-Man leading a team including 'The Master Of Magic', 'The Master Of Technology' and 'The Master Of The Wild'. As well as Adam/He-Man and his nemesis Skeletor (who also seems to have a human alter-ego now) you'll spot new versions of several iconic characters such as Battlecat/Cringer, Orko (now the robotic Ork-O), Beastman, Teela and Evil-Lyn (who now goes by the slightly less obvious name Evilyn).

It all looks very energetic, with some impressively flashy action and a sense of fun, it definitely looks primed to win over its main intended audience.  Some purist old-school OG He-Man fans might grumble, but as Kevin Smith discovered, they are pretty impossible to please.

The series will star Yuri Lowenthal as Adam/He-Man, Kimberly Brooks as Teela,  Judy Alice Lee as Krass, David Kaye as Cringer, Anthony Del Rio as Duncan, Gray Griffin as Evilyn, Tom Kenny as Ork-O, and Ben Diskon as Skeletor

He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe hits Netflix on September 16. Check out the trailer below!

On Eternia, the first planet of creation, a demonic tyrant rises: Skeletor! With dark armies at his command, Skeletor is on the march, hell-bent on capturing Eternia’s kingdoms, and its ultimate prize – Castle Grayskull, the ancient fortress of mystery said to contain the greatest power in the universe. It’s up to He-Man and his brave squad of rookie heroes to stop Skeletor and restore the peace. Both sides come armed with enchanted Power Weapons – transforming them into Masters of the Primal Powers of the Universe. It’s Master vs. Dark Master, He-Man vs. Skeletor – fighting for control of Eternia, Castle Grayskull, and the fate of us all. In the end, who will become MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE?