Power Rangers Live-Action Series Halted at Netflix, Hasbro Seeks New Direction
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The long-anticipated live-action Power Rangers series on Netflix has been abruptly canceled, prompting Hasbro to explore a new creative path for the franchise.

AceShowbiz - After more than two years in development, the Power Rangers live-action series at Netflix has been discontinued, confirmed by TV Line. The project, overseen by franchise architect Jonathan Entwistle and showrunner Jenny Klein, is no longer moving forward at the streaming giant.

Hasbro, the owner of Power Rangers, is now considering a new creative direction for the series, potentially with a different partner. This decision follows Hasbro's recent licensing deal with Playmates for its Power Rangers toys, suggesting a hands-off approach to the media rights.

Netflix has been a significant partner for Hasbro in recent years, hosting shows such as Power Rangers: Dino Fury and Cosmic Fury, as well as the 30th Anniversary special Once & Always. However, the grand plan to create a connected cinematic universe for Power Rangers, spearheaded by Entwistle, has seemingly fallen through.

The reasons behind the cancellation remain unclear, but sources indicate that it may be due to a staff shortage and increased responsibilities taken on by Hasbro. It is uncertain whether any elements of the original plan will remain under the new creative direction or with a different partner.

The future of the Power Rangers franchise remains uncertain, but Hasbro's pursuit of a new path is a testament to the enduring popularity of the iconic superhero team. Fans will have to wait and see what the next chapter holds for the Power Rangers.

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