Washington [US]: A new ‘Pokemon’ series is currently in development at Netflix from ‘Lucifer’ creator Joe Henderson.
According to Variety, as the project is still in its early stages, no details are available on the plot. However, sources suggest that Henderson is committed to the writing and executive production of the project.
Henderson is currently a co-showrunner and executive producer on the popular Netflix series ‘Lucifer’, which is preparing to air its sixth and final season on the streamer.
Sources also claim that the project would be a live-action series similar to the movie “Detective Pikachu” starring Ryan Reynolds and Judge Smith released in 2019.
The decision to develop a Netflix original ‘Pokemon’ series comes as the streamer morphed into several existing Pokemon shows, including ‘Pokemon: Indigo League’ and ‘Pokemon Journeys‘.
Netflix has also made a big push in anime in recent years, having previously announced original series based on “Far Cry,” “Splinter Cell,” and “Terminator.” Netflix has also turned to more live-action adaptations of anime titles, including the upcoming âCowboy Bebopâ and âOne Pieceâ.
In addition to his work on âLuciferâ, Henderson is currently developing a serial adaptation of the comic âShadecraftâ on Netflix, which was announced in March. Henderson wrote the comic, working alongside artist Lee Garbett. He co-wrote the pilot for this project with Ryan Reynolds and Judge Smith, both of whom are also executive producers.
The “Pokemon” franchise as a whole has grown into a worldwide phenomenon since its first launch in 1995. The franchise now includes several TV shows, movies, video games, the collectible card game, books, manga comics and much more. Moreover.
On the live action front, âDetective Pikachuâ proved to be a box office hit upon release. According to Variety, the film grossed more than $ 430 million worldwide for an announced budget of $ 150 million.