The titular superhero Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El in the hit CW show joins the follow-up to Kevin Smith’s Emmy-nominated animated series, premiering globally on Netflix in 2024.
Mattel has announced that Melissa Benoist (HBO Max’s upcoming Girls on the Bus) has joined the voice cast of the acclaimed He-Man adaptation, Masters of the Universe: Revolution, as the heroine, Teela. Fresh off her run as the titular superhero Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El in the hit CW show Supergirl, Benoist joins the all-star cast of Kevin Smith’s Emmy-nominated animated series, which includes Chris Wood as He-Man, Emmy nominee Mark Hamill as Skeletor, and William Shatner in a still-to-be announced role.
Set as the follow-up to 2021’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Revolution finds Teela joining the fray alongside He-Man and the rest of the Masters as they struggle to save Eternia from the tangles of darkness. It’s technology up against magic as He-Man and the heroic warriors face the forces of Skeletor and a deadly threat to the Planet in the next epic chapter in the battle for Eternia.
The new role marks Benoist’s third collaboration with Smith, having previously appeared in the films Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and Clerks III, and her second time working with husband Wood, who appeared in the earlier seasons of Supergirl as Mon-El.
“I jumped at the opportunity to work alongside my friend, Kevin Smith and join the Revolution family as another bold and fearless heroine,” said Benoist. “I look forward to sharing the next evolution of Teela’s story with fans.”
Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mattel Television said, “On the heels of our 40th anniversary, He-Man is more prevalent in pop culture than ever before, which is why we’re especially excited to bring the force that is Melissa Benoist into the fold. Melissa already exemplifies every aspect of Teela’s formidable personality, and we know that she will continue to showcase the same heart as she did in Supergirl, providing audiences with a new iteration of a classic character synonymous with strength and heroism.”
Masters of the Universe: Revolution will debut on Netflix in 2024 and is executive produced by Soulie, Rob David and Christopher Keenan, as well as Ted Biaselli and Smith. Animation is being produced by Powerhouse Animation.
Source: Mattel Television