'Masters of the Universe' CG animated series is heading for Netflix

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Masters of the Universe (Credit: Mattel/NBC)

While we wait for that long-in-gestation live action He-Man movie, Netflix is rebooting the classic 80s cartoon for the 2020s.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix is joining with Mattel Television for a He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series.

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This series will follow the well-received She-Ra and the Princess of Power series, which premiered on Netflix last year, and is now in its fourth season following rave reviews.

Providing the animation for the series will be the same people behind Netflix series Trollhunters.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Credit: Mattel/Netflix)

However, confusingly, this isn't the only animated He-Man project in the offing from Netflix.

Clerks creator Kevin Smith is also working on Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which 'picks up the unresolved storylines of the original 1983 animated TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe', but in more of an anime style, according to reports.

How (or if) one may affect the other is not known as yet.

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There's also the reboot live-action movie which has been on the cards since 2007, and which began filming over the summer.

It stars Noah Centino playing Adam, the young prince who turns into He-Man thanks to his trusty power sword.

To add a further level of complexity, reports emerged in October that Sony Pictures, which is making the film, may ultimately sell it on when it's finished.

To Netflix.