Netflix is reportedly growing a live-action Pokémon collection

Detective Pikachu may not be the final time you see actual folks interacting with fictional (however actual in my coronary heart) pokémon. Netflix is reportedly in early improvement on a live-action Pokémon TV collection, in keeping with Selection, with Lucifer co-showrunner and government producer Joe Henderson connected to shepherd the mission to a display screen close to you.

It felt nearly like a fluke that Detective Pikachu occurred in any respect, given the relative obscurity of the area of interest Pokémon spinoff sport it was primarily based on and Nintendo’s seeming reluctance to take large swings on live-action variations after the mythically lackluster high quality of the Tremendous Mario Bros. film. As of late, although, Nintendo’s been increasing into different mediums — like theme parks — and taking over new companions — like Ubisoft and its Rabbids franchise — so perhaps the time is correct for a well-liked Netflix present?

For Netflix, a Pokémon present is simply one other step towards what it sees as its partially game-driven future. The corporate already has successful with The Witcher and arguably one other with Castlevania, and it has Resident Evil and Tomb Raider exhibits within the works. It’s additionally simply made it clear that it truly needs to fund and ship cellular video games to its subscribers at no further value. A Pokémon present may proceed a relationship with Nintendo it was already reported to be cultivating. As early as 2015, it was rumored that Nintendo and Netflix had been growing a live-action Legend of Zelda collection, which was reportedly canceled attributable to leaks.

That Zelda present by no means got here to fruition and given simply how early this Pokémon mission sounds, it’s very attainable it finally ends up going the identical means. However Nintendo and Netflix are in very completely different locations than they had been half a decade in the past. Perhaps this time live-action Pokémon lightning strikes twice.


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