In 1996, a sequel series was planned by Lou Scheimer entitled He-Ro, Son of He-Man, set 10 years after the original series. This show was to chronicle the adventures of King (Prince) Adam and Queen Teela's adopted son, Dare, who inherited the Sword of Power for himself to become He-Ro, Eternia's new defender. Dare's main quest was to find out the identity of his real parents, who were to be revealed as She-Ra and Sea Hawk later in the series. Although a detailed series bible was produced for the show, it was never made as Mattel refused to allow Lou Scheimer the rights to make it.
In 1990 a series called The New Adventures of He-Man was produced by Jetlag Productions, intended as a 'sequel' series with He-Man and Skeletor leaving Eternia to battle in the future. However, this series bore little relation to the original other than the names of the hero and villain, whose appearances, voices and personalities had been changed beyond recognition, and therefore it failed to replicate the popularity of the original show and lasted for only one season.