Live-action Pokemon series set for Netflix

The show will be a mix of live-action and CGI like Detective Pikachu.

A live-action Pokemon series is in development at Netflix, reports Variety.

The currently untitled project is still in the incredibly early stages so no details about its plot or casting are available. 

However, sources have told the entertainment news site that it’ll be a live-action show akin to the 2019 film Detective Pikachu starring Justice Smith and Ryan Reynolds. 

It’s not clear if that means that this Netflix’s show will also follow another original character or if it’ll be geared toward a wider audience rather than solely to children. 

Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson will write the currently untitled project and serve as one of its executive producers.

First launched in 1996, the Japanese franchise has evolved into a global phenomenon which includes an successful line of video games, a still ongoing animated TV series with over 20 seasons, several films and a trading card game.

Adaptations of video games have a reputation for being quite poor but Netflix has bucked the trend with its excellent live-action The Witcher series and Castlevania anime. 

Alongside Pokemon, the streaming giant has also commissioned live-action adaptations of Resident Evil and Assassin's Creed

Source: Games Radar

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