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Netflix Developing Live-Action ‘Pokemon’ Series With ‘Lucifer’ Showrunner Joe Henderson

Pokemon returns to the live-action medium with an all-new series on Netflix

Netflix is developing a live-action Pokemon series with Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson Variety has reported. Plot details for the series are still under wraps but Joe Herson will serve as writer and executive producer. The series will also be in the same vein as Pokemon: Detective Pikachu starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith. Henderson is currently working with Netflix on the sixth and final season of Lucifer which is set to premiere on Netflix on September 10th.

Netflix has become one of the world’s go-to places for anime. While not all shows have been a massive hit compared to other anime shows that have been released throughout the years, Netflix has been able to hold its own spot amongst those great anime shows that have come before it and after it. Netflix has also become the main home for the Pokemon anime series which currently houses the original Pokemon anime series as well as numerous anime feature films.

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With the announcement of this live-action series, Netflix looks to add to its upcoming lineup of live-action anime adaptations which include a live-action adaptation of One Piece and Cowboy Bebop. Netflix has previously released two live-action anime feature films, “Bleach” and “Death Note”

Pokemon has become an even bigger hit than it already was over the past year and a half with increased sales in the manga, comic books, video game titles, and the official Trading Card Game. The Pokemon TCG has become the most sought-after item in 2020 and well into 2021 with fans and scalpers of all kinds hunting down cards for their personal collections and selling them online.


When it comes to Pokemon in live-action, it has proven to be a successful medium for the franchise as Pokemon: Detective Pikachu was a box office success grossing over $430 million worldwide on a reported budget of $150 million. Despite the success of the film, no direct sequel was announced.

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Source: Variety