Netflix steps in to bring a whole new universe of Power Rangers films and TV shows to the screen: more details here.
The big screen fate of the Power Rangers appears to have been sorted, with the news that Netflix has got its chequebook out again.
The rights to the character lie with Hasbro, and Hasbro in turn acquired the film studio Entertainment One a few years ago. As such, plans were announced to reboot the franchise on the big screen, as well as introducing new TV series for the Power Rangers too. This followed a 2016 attempt to do the same thing stopping after just one film, but The End Of The F***ing World Jonathan Entwistle was on board this time around.
Now, there’s been progress. Entertainment One has revealed that it’s done a deal with Netflix to fund its ambitions for the characters going forward, and pesky box office is no longer a concern. As Michael Lombardo of EOne explained to Deadline, “we pitched really a whole-world approach. It’s not just one show, it is shows followed by films, some kids’ programming. We have found a great writing partner for him, they are off. Knock on wood, Netflix is excited, we’re excited, we hope to have some news soon”.
Well, this in itself is news, and by the sounds of it, more is in the offing soon. In the meantime, the article at Deadline can be found right here.
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