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Power Rangers to return with eOne, Entwistle

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted in 1993

Hasbro-owned studio Entertainment One (eOne) has brought producer and director Jonathan Entwistle on board to create new projects based on its toyco owner’s brand Power Rangers.

Entwistle, who most recently co-created Netflix original series I Am Not Okay With This and created Netflix original series The End of the F***ing World, will develop and produce the “non-kid” projects with eOne.

Entwistle, represented by CAA, 42, Grandview and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein, is set to direct the projects across both film and television.

Entertainment and merchandising franchise Power Rangers is based on the Japanese tokusatsu franchise Super Sentai and first debuted as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in 1993.

In 2018, Hasbro acquired the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Brands, releasing its first products in early 2019. In addition to the new non-kid projects under Entwistle, Power Rangers-inspired kids’ series Dino Fury is currently in season two.

Hasbro acquired Peppa Pig owner eOne for US$3.8bn last year.

“We’ll bring the spirit of analogue into the future, harnessing the action and storytelling that made this brand a success,” said Entwistle.

Hasbro’s film properties include Dungeons & Dragons, as well as the Transformers and G.I. Joe movie franchises.

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