Noelle Stevenson, showrunner of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, says she'd love to crossover with Kevin Smith's new Masters of the Universe Netflix animated series. Announced in late 2017, Stevenson leads the She-Ra reboot for Netflix, with the show officially premiering last year. So far, the She-Ra reboot has been met with praise from critics and fans alike, as it offers a new take on the character and her world within the larger Masters of the Universe franchise. Princess Adora aka She-Ra was originally introduced in the mid-80s as the sister of Prince Adam aka He-Man, and went on to lead her own series, She-Ra: Princess of Power.
For the Netflix animated series, Stevenson and her team gave She-Ra and updated design that reimagined the classic character for a new generation. Though the design was met with an initial wave of criticism, largely from fans of the original 80s series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power's animation and character designs have won over plenty of fans. But soon She-Ra won't be the only Masters of the Universe series on Netflix. As revealed over the summer, Mattel and Kevin Smith are producing Masters of the Universe: Revelation, an anime series coming to Netflix. For fans wondering whether the two will ever connect, Stevenson addressed that question at New York Comic Con 2019.
During roundtable interviews at NYCC, Stevenson was asked if she'd received a call yet about She-Ra and the Princesses of Power doing a crossover with Smith's Masters of the Universe: Revelation TV show. Stevenson said:
No, I would love to do a Christmas special crossover. I’m sure it’s going to be in a really totally dope powerhouse style and ours is going to be in our more candy-colored style. I would love to just bring those two styles together and have them celebrate Christmas and teach the power of love while they open presents. But as of yet, they have not contacted me for that.
As Stevenson alludes to, She-Ra and Revelation won't have the same animation styles, especially since the latter was announced as an anime series. However, She-Ra has played with different animation styles before, in the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired season 2 episode "Roll With It." It could be fun to see Stevenson's vision for a She-Ra and Masters of the Universe Christmas special crossover come to life - but that simply might not be in the cards for these Netflix series.
In fact, Stevenson went on to reveal there are certain aspects of the Masters of the Universe mythology that are off-limits to her show. She previously confirmed He-Man would never be on She-Ra and at NYCC, she was asked whether the season 3 introduction of Tung Lashor would lead to an appearance of the Snake Men. Stevenson said,
Well, we can’t really call them that for various reasons. We’re trying not to step on any other toes of any other people who might be exploring the Masters of the Universe universe. So we can’t quite refer to them as the Snake Men. I think that Tung Lashor’s gang, we originally called them the Snake Men, but they were like, “No, sorry.”
So it seems that Stevenson's She-Ra show will exist in its own universe, while Smith's Masters of the Universe: Revelation will exist in another universe. Whether they'll ever crossover remains to be seen, but for now, it doesn't seem to be on the table. Thankfully, fans still have She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 4 to watch (in addition to all preceding seasons) and Smith's upcoming Masters of the Universe series.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 4 is now available to stream on Netflix. Masters of the Universe: Revelation is coming to Netflix.