Netflix's Live-Action Pokemon Series

Netflix’s Live-Action Pokémon Series with Joe Henderson Producing

Meta Description: Netflix is actively developing a live-action Pokémon series, with Joe Henderson set to write and produce. Get the latest scoop on this highly-anticipated adaptation.

Netflix is making a power play in the world of video game adaptations, actively developing a live-action Pokémon series. With the recent success of video game adaptations like The Last of Us and The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it’s no surprise that the monster-collecting franchise is getting its turn in the spotlight.

Pokémon, one of the biggest pop culture properties of all time, has previously ventured into live-action with 2019’s Detective Pikachu film. Following that initial success, this new Netflix adaptation promises in the same style as the well-received film, although there is no indication yet that Ryan Reynolds or his character Detective Pikachu will make a return. 

What we do know is that Joe Henderson, the showrunner behind the popular series Lucifer, is attached to write and produce the project.

Joe Henderson’s Involvement and Background

Joe Henderson

With a proven track record in television, Joe Henderson brings his expertise to the live-action Pokémon series as the writer and producer. Known for his work as the showrunner on the hit series Lucifer, Henderson has demonstrated his ability to craft engaging stories and develop memorable characters.

Before his success with Lucifer, Henderson worked on other popular shows like White Collar and Graceland, showcasing his versatility in various genres. His experience in blending drama, comedy, and action will be invaluable in bringing the Pokémon universe to life in a live-action format.

As the project is still in its early stages, specific details about the plot and characters remain under wraps. However, fans can expect Henderson to deliver a captivating narrative that stays true to the spirit of Pokémon while offering a fresh perspective on the beloved franchise.

How to Get Cast in the Live-Action Pokemon Series

Casting Call

For those interested in being a part of the upcoming live-action Pokémon series, now is the time to seize the opportunity. To express your interest in being cast, email your application to

While this email address was previously used by The Pokémon Company International to cast commentators for the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships and the Pokémon World Championships, it now serves as a point of contact for casting in the new series.

Make sure to showcase your talent, passion for the Pokémon franchise, and any relevant experience in your application to increase your chances of being considered for a role in this highly-anticipated adaptation.

Netflix Investing Big in Pokémon

As reported by Variety, Netflix is collaborating with The Pokémon Company to bring fans a new stop-motion animated series titled “Pokémon Concierge.” The show will follow Haru, a concierge at the Pokémon Resort, as she interacts with various Pokémon and their owners who visit as guests.

The teaser, released on Pokémon Day 2023, showcased a serene beach setting with a Psyduck wandering along the shore. Haru, the young, red-headed protagonist, was revealed in the official poster wearing a Hawaiian-style shirt adorned with grass-type Oddishes and accompanied by her Psyduck.

Produced by Dwarf Studios, known for their work on Netflix’s “My Dad the Bounty Hunter” and “Trash Truck,” as well as Disney+’s “Monsters at Work,” “Pokémon Concierge” promises to deliver a groundbreaking stop-motion animation experience set in the Pokémon world. 

Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Netflix Content in Asia, expressed excitement about providing fans with an entirely new visual and storytelling experience through close collaboration with The Pokémon Company.

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