Netflix quickly became the hotbed of video game adaptations, with countless movies and shows based on popular video games in development. The streaming company shows no signs of slowing down either, as another major video game project has been revealed. A live-action PokÃ©mon series is currently in development at Netflix.
This news is from an exclusive report produced by Variety. According to outlet sources, a live-action series is in the works at Netflix. The show would be written and produced by Joe Henderson, who is best known for his work on the Lucifer series. Pokemon and Netflix already have a working relationship, as several seasons of the series are currently airing on the platform. The Pokemon Journeys series also premiered on Netflix.
It is currently unclear where the PokÃ©mon live-action series will take place, or what story it will follow. That said, this won’t be the franchise’s first foray into the world of live-action. 2018’s Detective Pikachu enjoyed critical and financial success and may have opened the door for the Netflix series to exist, as Variety states that the show will be “like” Detective Pikachu.
The Pokemon Live-action series is just the latest video game adaptation in the works at Netflix. Reports say the series is still in “early development,” so it will likely be some time before we have a better idea of ââwhat the series will entail. Stay with Shacknews for more on the assortment of video game projects coming to Netflix.