AceShowbiz - Coming from a showrunner on Netflix's "Castlevania", Adi Shankar, a new reboot to another classic series is reportedly in the works. Shankar reveals that he is currently developing a dark and R-rated animated reboot to "Power Rangers" series.
Shankar told Polygon that his project would be a retell of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" series which ran between 1993 and 1999. Apparently, Shankar's version of "Power Rangers" reboot will have numerous strong R-rated scenes as he promised it would be the most violent version of the show ever. "It's a complete retelling of the first three seasons. And it's going to be really f***ing dark," he said. He emphasized, "[It's] darker than any other 'Power Rangers' series."
Shankar revealed that the script of the first season of the dark reboot is currently in the works. Although there were several networks interested in his project, Shankar said he hadn't sold the series to a network. He personally wanted to bring the series to Netflix, a network which is going to air his recently announced project, "Castlevania" series.
He opened up, "Netflix is doing what every other network should be doing." He added that despite his several experiences working with almost every network, he felt that Netflix suited his creativity ideology better. "The world we live in now has disrupted the idea of what entertainment is and Netflix gets it," Shankar explained.
Shankar said that he wouldn't follow the original series which has a new villain in every episode. He wanted to make a linear series centering on the essential story elements instead. "If you look at what shows are like today, they're long movies. It's a format paradigm and I want to explore creating these types of new shows with 'Power Rangers'," he said.
Just like with "Castlevania", he was going to merge the best parts of "Power Rangers" series such as the characters and the universe they are in, to build a climactic battle. He would use the aspects which "DragonBall Z" are famous for, which are the long and extensive fight sequences. "We're going to focus on the beats of what made each show great and turn that into one, entirely new 'series," Shankar said.
Shankar is aiming to launch the first season of the "Power Rangers" series reboot within the next 18 months. Meanwhile, his other project, "Castlevania", is set to premiere later this year.