The Power Rangers are on the cusp of yet another reinvention for both film and television.
Hasbro‘s entertainment studio, Entertainment One (eOne) hired producer/director Jonathan Entwistle (Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This) to lead the development of new Power Rangers projects across both formats.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity to deliver new Power Rangers to both new and existing generations of awaiting and adoring fans,” Entwistle says. “We’ll bring the spirit of analog into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success. I’m looking forward to working with the teams at eOne and Hasbro. Together, we can’t wait to share more Power Rangers with the world very soon.”
According to Nick Meyer, president, film, eOne and Michael Lombardo, president, global television, eOne, hiring Entwistle is just the start of a larger plan now that the dust has settled from Hasbro’s acquisition of eOne at the end of last year.
“Across our slate, we are looking forward to working with the most talented storytellers as we take on Hasbro’s rich fan-favorite brands and build entertainment universes around them,” they said.
Power Rangers made its U.S. debut as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993. In 2018, Hasbro acquired the franchise from Saban Brands.
Hasbro is also in development on new film properties based on its G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Dungeons and Dragons properties.