Netflix is reportedly developing a live-action Pokémon series

Netflix is reportedly developing a live-action Pokémon series


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Detective Pikachu might not be the last time you see real people interacting with fictional (but real in my heart) pokémon. Netflix is reportedly in early development on a live-action Pokémon TV series, according to Variety, with Lucifer co-showrunner and executive producer Joe Henderson attached to shepherd the project to a screen near you.

It felt almost like a fluke that Detective Pikachu happened at all, given the relative obscurity of the niche Pokémon spinoff game it was based on and Nintendo’s seeming reluctance to take big swings on live-action adaptations after the mythically lackluster quality of the Super Mario Bros. movie.As of late, though, Nintendo’s been expanding into other mediums — like theme parks — and taking on new…

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