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Netflix Reportedly Developing Live Action Pokemon Series

Netflix Reportedly Developing Live Action Pokemon Series - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 July 2021 / 965 Views

Netflix is reportedly working on a new live action Pokémon series, according to multiple sources who spoke with Variety

Joe Henderson, who is a co-showrunner and executive producer on the Netflix series Lucifer, has been attached to write and executive produce the Pokémon series. Henderson as also developing a series based on the comic book, Shadecraft, for Netflix. 

No other details on the series was revealed by the sources as it is in very early development.

The live action Pokémon Detective Pikachu released in theaters in May 2019 and is the highest-grossing video game movie of all time with over $433 million grossed. 

The Pokémon franchise is one of the most popular video game series of all time with over 371 million games sold to date. Upcoming games for the series includes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, which will launch for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 19, and Pokémon Legends Arceus, which will launch for the Switch on January 28, 2022.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
Darwinianevolution (on 27 July 2021)

Everytime I hear "Netflix adaptation" I flashback to Netflix's Death Note...

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 26 July 2021)

Yes pls more live action pokemon!
I literally cried from detective Pikachu coz the film was so beautiful,
Not because of the story plotline but becoz of the pokemons we all grew up looks so fantastic in their live action forms!

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CaptainExplosion (on 26 July 2021)

Let me guess, it'll be canned any time now because of the leak, just like the Netflix Zelda and Star Fox shows.

Smooth move back then, Nintendo.

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KLAMarine (on 26 July 2021)

...Eh, I prefer 2d.

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Otter (on 27 July 2021)

Nice! I think I'd be more interested in this than another movie.

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