Netflix and ‘Pokémon’: a partnership that could expand beyond a series

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At the end of July we inform you that, according to Variety , Netflix is ​​working on a live action series of Pokémon , one of the most popular franchises of entertainment. However, the platform’s efforts may go beyond episodes of content. According to a report by The Illuminerdi , a source whose leak history has several hits on future productions, Netflix is ​​also preparing a Pokémon movie .

This feature film, in addition, would also bet on the live action , so we are talking about projects that would complement each other. However, The Illuminerdi clarifies that the Netflix production has no relationship with Detective Pikachu , the first proposal live action of the franchise that saw the light in 2019. Thus, the service would propose a completely new story to have greater freedom creative. Of course, respecting the guidelines of The Pokémon Company.

Unfortunately, there are no further details of the film. In fact, information about the series is also scarce. Variety noted that the project will be led by Joe Henderson , who will be responsible for the script and will serve as executive producer. We know Henderson for his participation in productions such as White Collar , Graceland , Almost Human and mainly by Lucifer .

The same report anticipated that the live action series of Pokémon is still in an early stage of development; so we probably won’t have any official news anytime soon. Of course, the same delay will occur with the movie.

The potential of Pokémon in productions live action

Betting on another film live action by Pokémon has a lot of sense, especially for the success of Detective Pikachu . While the Warner Bros. production didn’t promise much at first, it turned out to be very entertaining in the end. At the international box office it also triumphed, earning little more 431 million dollars . This figure allowed it to sneak into the most successful video game-based movies in history.

But while we wait for the supposed launch of both Netflix content, fans of Pokémon will be able to entertain themselves with some of the new games that are coming. On November 19 they will make their debut Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Pokémon Shimmering Pearl for Nintendo Switch. Later, on January 28, 2022, will arrive Pokémon Legends: Arceus , which could mark a before and after for the franchise thanks to its open world.