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A ‘dark’ Power Rangers reboot series is in the works

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It looks like this year’s movie won’t be the only new take on the classic Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series. Polygon reports that Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar is working on an animated Power Rangers reboot, but the project will be much darker than anything fans have seen before.

“It’s a complete retelling of the first three seasons,” Shankar told Polygon. “And it’s going to be really fucking dark. Darker than any other Power Rangers series.”

A dark take on the first three seasons of Mighty Morphin’ certainly sounds compelling. Airing from 1993 to 1995, those seasons featured such storylines as the rise of the Green Ranger, and are considered some of the best years of the show overall.

Shankar, a producer on 2012’s Dredd, has already had the chance to put a dark filter on the property. Back in 2015, he produced Power/Rangers, a gritty take on the Ranger saga starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff as the Pink Ranger. The film fell into Shankar’s “Bootleg” film universe with such films as The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Venom: Truth in Journalism.

At the moment, Shankar is in talks with a few interested networks for his series, but, what with season one of Castlevania set to premiere later this year, is reportedly eager to work with Netflix again. “The world we live in now has disrupted the idea of what entertainment is and Netflix gets it,” he said.