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A live-action Pokemon series is in the works at Netflix.
A TV project based on the wildly popular trading cards and video games is in early development at the streaming channel, sources confirm.
A writers room led by showrunner Joe Henderson (Lucifer) started staffing up about a month ago.
Many episodes of the Pokemon anime series are already on Netflix, which makes a potential live-action version a natural fit for the streamer.
If greenlit to series, it wouldn’t mark the first live-action take on the franchise, as there was a film, Detective Pikachu, released in 2019 (pictured above). The film starred Ryan Reynolds and grossed $433 million worldwide. A sequel was reportedly in development, but in May co-star Justice Smith reportedly said, “I think we have to just kind of bury our hopes. I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Meanwhile, Henderson’s Lucifer will release its sixth and final season on Netflix on Sept. 10.
Netflix had no comment on the development.
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