Pokémon is reportedly getting a new live-action series produced by Joe Henderson

Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

What you need to know

  • A report by Variety suggests that a new Pokémon live-action series is coming to Netflix.
  • The series is set to be produced by Joe Henderson, who worked on Netflix's "Lucifer".
  • Video game shows and movies have become more popular in recent times.

After the success that was Detective Pikachu, it seems that The Pokémon Company is looking to dip their toes into the realm of live-action television. A report by Variety claims that a new live-action series set in the world of Pokémon is coming to the streaming giant Netflix. According to Variety's sources, Joe Henderson will be involved with the live-action series, acting as a writer and executive producer. Joe Henderson is the executive producer and co-showrunner of the hit Netflix series "Lucifer", which at first glance seems like a strange combination. However, Lucifer has put out five seasons, with a sixth season to be released in the future.

It seems that video games and their universes are becoming more and more popular in the world of film media, with Monster Hunter receiving both a movie and an upcoming Netflix series. The Pokémon Company has also been streaming lots of episodes of the Pokémon animated series on their official Twitch channel, with a particular focus being placed on Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, presumably in anticipation of the Sinnoh remakes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which is set to release on the Nintendo Switch on November 19, 2021.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.