Fans of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series (which aired 130 episodes between 1983 and 1985) are in for a treat. Filmmaker Kevin Smith (best known for his work on movies like Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy, but also a comic writer and podcaster and many other jobs) is back with a new Netflix series, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, which serves as a direct sequel to that original series. However, the animation is updated, and the voice cast is hand-picked with a mix of favorites.
That mix includes a host of names that fans of the genre will certainly recognize from elsewhere. We’re talking names from Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and more. There are even some old Kevin Smith friends who found natural roles within all the action and adventure of the series’ plot.
While the show is a little tricky—but not impossible—to follow for those who haven’t seen the original cartoon, the excellent performances and perfect casting of the voice cast make the show a thrill to watch for the full duration of its run. The show is set for a 10-episode run, only the first half of which have been released at this point. The series has a number of twists and turns, with a blood-pumping score and exciting action to match. But the dialogue is certainly elevated by Smith having picked a home run cast.
So, without further ado, here are all the voices you recognized (and maybe even some that you didn’t) in Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelations.
Chris Wood as Prince Adam / He-Man
Wood has a key role in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, voicing the franchise’s most iconic character: Prince Adam/He-Man himself. By the power of Grayskull! Wood is best known otherwise for his roles on The Vampire Diaries and Supergirl, where he met his wife, Melissa Benoist. He’s also been a strong advocate for ending the stigma against mental illness, and sits on the board of directors for Mental Health America.
Mark Hamill as Skeletor
You may have heard of this guy before. Hamill is now, forever, and always best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars world, but he’s also an extremely talented (and prolific) voice actor. Hamill has been voicing the Joker across various mediums since 1992 (starting with Batman: The Animated Series) and taps into that energy a bit to play Masters of the Universe’s big bad, Skeletor. He’s also lended his voice to some of our other favorite animated series, including Avatar: The Last Airbender and Invincible.
Liam Cunningham as Man-At-Arms
You know Cunningham best for his unforgettable role as Ser Davos in Game of Thrones. In Masters of the Universe: Revelation, he plays a similar role: a protector to Adam and Teela’s family—a Knight and weapons master of sorts—who goes on quite the journey in Revelation.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Teela
Gellar is another one who’s probably now, forever, and always going to be associated with one role: Buffy the Vampire Slayer from the titular iconic series. And in Masters of the Universe: Revelation, she returns to her badass bonafides, as perhaps the show’s primary ass-kicker.
Lena Headey as Evil-Lyn
It’s a big July for Ms. Headey on Netflix, as earlier in the month she also starred in an ass-kicking role in the streamer’s new action flick Gunpowder Milkshake. Here, she plays Evil-Lyn, Skeletor’s second in command who takes on a slightly different role in Masters of the Universe: Revelation. You’ve seen her before, of course, as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, but also in 300, The Purge, and the underrated The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Justin Long as Roboto
You probably remember Justin Long for a series of charming comedy roles that he had in the mid-late 2000s, including in Dodgeball: A True