When you think of Pokemon, you think of your childhood! This shows that most Millenials and Gen-Z’ ers grown up watching is growing along with us.
Pokemon is all set to get a live-action series on Netflix! This is very exciting for all the long-time viewers of the show, especially those who have followed it from its very beginning and have seen its evolution. It is officially in the works as of now.
History Of Pokemon
Pokemon was first created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995.
Pokemon premiered on TV as a cartoon in 1997. It has a total of 18 seasons. Even after all this time, people are still watching and rewatching it. It is almost like a classic of the cartoon world! It is one of the most successful franchises.
In its 24 year history, it has been adapted into numerous TV shows, movies, trading card games, and video games.
There are 23 animated movies in the franchise.
The very first live-action film was Detective Pikachu. It did extremely well and was a huge hit!
Pokemon Live-Action Series Will Be Coming Soon To Netflix
A Pokemon live-action series is in the making on Netflix. Apparently, there is also going to be a live-action movie to tie into that.
Not too many details are known as of now.
What Is The Release Date For The Pokemon Live-Action Series?
According to reports, it is still in its early days of production so nothing can be predicted as of now. Usually, such highly animated and highly edited shows take a long time to make so there will most likely be a huge gap between its inception and its release, eventually.
That is why we, unfortunately, cannot expect to see it anytime soon.
However, don’t be disheartened! As the saying goes, good things take time and this is definitely going to be worth the wait.
Justice Smith To Make A Comeback As Tim Goodman
An exciting update we do have about the Pokemon live-action series on Netflix is that Justice Smith aka the actor who played Tim Goodman in the Detective Pikachu movie will be a part of this series as well!
Tim Goodman ( ティム・グッドマン ) is the player character in the game Detective Pikachu and the main protagonist of the movie of the same name. He is the partner of Detective Pikachu.
Justice Smith did a great job of playing the character. His other well-known roles are in Paper Towns, The Get Down and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
More On The Pokemon Live-Action Series
As per reports, it is being directed by Joe Henderson. He will also be writing and executive producer of the show.
We can expect updates and a release date very soon, hopefully!