Mattel has partnered with Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division to detail the launch of a new Masters of the Universe: Revelation soundtrack, composed the award winning Bear McCreary, delivering its latest dose of nostalgia-driven pop culture in audio format.
The soundtrack to the Netflix Original series is available through digital download and straming services now, while the CD version is set for release on July 30th. Its launch is reflective of the strong global fanbase around the property and the hype that continues to gather momentum surrounding the reboot of the iconic Mattel franchise.
A cultural phenomenon that first launched in 1982, the Masters of the Universe franchise has ignited the passions of generations over the last 40 years. Mattel is now bringing the brand back, to introduce a new generation to Eternia and the adventures of the Guardians of Grayskull.
Part one of Masters of the Universe: Revelation premiered on Netflix last week. The new animated series has been developed by executive producer and showrunner Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) and features an all-star cast that includes Mark Hamill (Skeletor), Lena Headey (Evil-Lyn), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Teela), Chris Wood (He-Man) and Henry Rollins (Tri-Klops), to name a few.
Frederic Soulie (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe), Adam Bonnett (Descendants), Christopher Keenan (Justice League, Batman Beyond) and Rob David (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) executive produced the animated event for Mattel Television.
Earlier this year, Smith took to Twitter to announce McCreary’s involvement in the project and shared his reaction to hearing the score for the first time.
In the new series, the war for Eternia culminates. After a cataclysmic battle between He-Man and Skeletor, Eternia is fractured and the Guardians of Grayskull are scattered. And after decades of secrets tore them apart, it’s up to Teela to reunite the broken band of heroes, and solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to restore Eternia and prevent the end of the universe.
McCreary began his career as one of the final protégés of film music legend Elmer Bernstein, with whom he worked for nearly a decade. He rose to prominence through his score for the cult-classic series Battlestar Galactica. Among numerous accolades, he has received a BAFTA Award for his work on Sony PlayStation’s video game God of War.