Variety Reports Pokémon Live-Action Series in Development

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For fans who’ve been waiting for a live-action Pokémon television series, your calls may be getting answered! Variety reports that Netflix is in early development on a live-action Pokémon series from Lucifer show-runner Joe Henderson.

There are no confirmed details for the series at time of publication, but it was speculated that the series would be similar to the franchise’s first live-action outing, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, which hit theaters in 2019 and starred Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith.

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The film combined real-life actors with adorable CGI Pokémon, and it was a hit at the box office, grossing over $433 million worldwide.

Netflix is no stranger to the Pokémon series these days, with several seasons of the show available on its service. Netflix is also currently working on live-action adaptations of Cowboy Bebop and One Piece.

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Will this series find us back in Ryme City? Or will this be a brand-new Pokémon story? What do you want to see? Share this post and let us know! And stay tuned to Funimation for the latest news on all things anime, this season and beyond.

Source: Variety

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