Netflix has been reporting live-action versions of well known anime series at a frantic speed throughout the most recent two years, with plans to make their own non-animated versions of some of Japan’s most beloved franchises. Presently it appears as though there’s another property on the streaming goliath’s mission to adjust them all, and it’s allegedly as a matter of fact Pokemon.
U.S. entertainment website Variety says that a live-action Pokemon series is in “early development” at Netflix with Joe Henderson as writer and executive producer. Henderson is presently serving as co-show runner for the series “Lucifer,” itself an adaptation of a DC comics series that ran for three seasons on fox before Netflix gave it a renewed purpose for getting up in the morning following a one-year break.
Considering the disruptive response to Netflix’s live-action “Death Note” back in 2017, it may appear to be a gutsy decision to assume the task of adapting Pokemon, a series with a significantly more passionate and vocal existing fanbase. Notwithstanding, Netflix stands to profit with how the Pokemon people group is really comprised of various subsets. Not all fanatics of the Pokemon games observe each scene of the anime, and the other way around, so as long as Netflix remains consistent with the overgeneralized term perspective and legend that stretches across the different parts of the Pokemon interactive media establishment, the surprisingly realistic series could possibly acquire sufficient generosity to procure fans’ acknowledgment of unique characters and story, just like the case with Legendary Pictures’ Pokemon Detective Pikachu in 2019.
Be that as it may, while Variety refers to “sources” in its report, Netflix itself has not yet made any authority declaration about a surprisingly realistic Pokemon series. In the event that and when they do, we most likely will not be seeing it until at some point one year from now at the soonest, accepting that Henderson as of now has his hands full with the 6th and last period of “Lucifer,” which discharges in September. In the mean time, there are as yet those true to life Netflix renditions of “Cowboy Bebop,” “Gundam,” “Yu Yu Hakusho” and “One Piece” in the works.