Power Rangers, a very popular media franchise kicked off in August 1993 with a superhero TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which concluded in 1996. And although that was the end of the initial series, the franchise managed to expand for 28 seasons to this day. The latest series – Power Rangers Dino Fury – which is actually the 28th and 29th season of the whole series started last February on Nickelodeon and last June on Netflix. The 29th season is set to premiere next year.
Now, it seems that Netflix plans to build a whole new Power Rangers franchise from scratch, consisting of multiple shows and movies. Pretty bold move, especially if their endgame is to create something as big or maybe even bigger than the original series.
So far, the Power Rangers franchise spawned three films, two of them were released in 1995 and 1997, respectively, and the reboot was released in 2017. The reboot wasn’t as successful as expected to launch the franchise on its own, and now there are reports about the new movie reboot in development.
Entertainment One’s (which is owned by Hasbro, the current owner of Power Rangers) Michael Lombardo now revealed they’re planning a whole new franchise in collaboration with Netflix and Jonathan Entwistle, who was hired last year by Hasbro to recreate the Power Rangers franchise.
Since we set up Power Rangers with Jonathan, 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.Michael Lombardo for Deadline
So, there’s quite a lot we can expect – tv shows, movies, maybe some animated spin-offs, and who knows what. Considering that Netflix is working on it, we hope that we can expect projects with significantly bigger budgets, and with some good writing, Power Rangers certainly have a huge potential for the shared universe.