The Power Rangers will be uniting once again to form a new universe in their upcoming TV and film adaptations. Jonathan Entwistle has been enlisted by eOne and Hasbro’s entertainment studio to help develop the new film and TV series for the franchise.
Entwistle will be overseeing the projects and serving as the director for both the film and TV adaptations. This move came about as Hasbro acquired eOne in 2019 to help develop and produce adaptations of Hasbro-based brands.
He is best known as the creator of Netflix’sThe End of the F—ing World based on a mini-comics by Charles Forsman. Earlier in the year he also helped adapt another of Forsman’s comic, I Am Not Okay With This. Both series received praise for their writing, with the former winning a Peabody and a BAFTA TV Award.
Nick Meyer, eOne’s film president, and Michael Lombardo, global television president, reaffirmed their decision to bring Entwistle onboard this project for the new Power Rangers universe in a joint statement. “Jonathan has an incredible creative vision for this iconic and hugely successful franchise and is hands down the right architect to join us as we reimagine the television and film worlds of this property,” (via The Hollywood Reporter)
Entwistle himself expressed his excitement to start on the project.
This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans. We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success.”
The colourful heroes were based on a Japanese children’s tokusatsu franchise Super Sentai show. The show, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, was first created as part of an entertainment and merchandising franchise in the ’90s.
We look forward to seeing what Entwistle, eOne and Hasbro entertainment have in store for the new Power Rangers Universe.