For almost as long as there has been Pokemon video games, there has been a Pokemon TV show. In fact, the Pokemon animated series debuted in the United States a few weeks before the premiere Pokemon games launched here, as far as we are concerned, the Americans, the Pokemon The TV show even predates the games. There have been quite a few Pokemon spin-offs and mini-series over the years, but now it looks like Netflix is ​​going to be giving us the biggest one yet.

As Variety reports today Netflix is ​​supposed to be working on a live-action Pokemon series. Variety learned the news from sources with knowledge of the project, who say Joe Henderson will write the show and executive producer. Henderson is the co-showrunner and executive producer on Netflix Lucifer, and given that the show is about to end with the start of its final season, it certainly looks like the timing is pulling together nicely.

Variety sources also say the series will be “akin” to Detective Pikachu, but it’s unclear what kind of story it will follow. An obvious narrative would be the one followed by the animated series and video games, in which children embark on adventures to become Pokémon trainers at the age of 10. The animated series follows Ash Ketchum on such a journey as he ventures through the regions introduced in the Pokemon video games.

Netflix would be a good home for a new Pokemon series. Netflix already hosts quite a few Pokemon content, from the first season of the main animated series to spin-offs like Pokémon Trips. A live-action Pokémon show would be quite the undertaking, as there isn’t much live-action content to be found in the Pokemon universe. In reality, Detective Pikachu is really the only thing we have to cite as an example of live Pokemon media.

We’ll see if Netflix confirms Variety’s report, but it’s worth noting that the project is said to be in its “early stages,” so it could be some time before Netflix is ​​ready to announce anything. However, we will keep an attentive ear for more information.