Netflix is growing a live-action Pokémon sequence akin to 2019’s properly regarded Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Selection reported on Monday. Joe Henderson, govt producer of Netflix’s Lucifer, is the author and govt producer.
The event is the most recent in a sequence of Pokémon Netflix choices, whose current entries embody Pokémon Journeys: The Sequence, which premiered final summer season, and the CG remake Pokémon: The First Film (titled Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Again — Evolution) earlier within the spring of 2020.
Henderson’s Lucifer will launch its sixth and final season in September. He additionally wrote 2018’s Skyward for Picture Comics (with artist Lee Garbett), which was nominated for an Eisner Award at San Diego Comedian-Con 2019.
The sequence additionally follows Netflix’s ongoing push to draw anime followers, together with with live-action diversifications of well-liked franchises. Cowboy Bebop, starring John Cho and Daniella Pineda, will premiere this fall, and One Piece, an adaptation of that well-liked anime and manga, can be in growth.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu did very properly for Warner Bros. and star Ryan Reynolds, grossing $433 million worldwide in opposition to a $150 million finances and is each Rotten Tomatoes’ and Metacritic’s highest-rated online game adaptation.