Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once and Forevera new Power Rangers special, has set an April 19, 2023 release date on Netflix globally that will see many early Power Rangers return to their roles decades after they originally played them.
entertainmentweekly unveiled the 30th Anniversary Special today along with a host of other Forest ranger announcements, including new toy announcements via Hasbro Pulse.
Per EW, here’s how the new special is described:
“…the new adventure sees the Rangers come face to face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called once again to be the heroes the world needs. Inspired by the franchise’s legendary mantra ‘Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger’ once and always It reminds everyone that when you become a Ranger, you are always a part of the Ranger family and you are always welcome.”
Charlie Haskell is on board to direct, with Simon Bennett serving as executive producer. Becca Barnes and Alwyn Dale serve as writers on the new special.
In an interview on Hasbro Pulse, Barnes said, “This was the first Power Rangers project we’ve worked on that doesn’t use Japanese imagery,” adding that it “has really given the show a freedom that we haven’t had.” before.”
Joking about what we can expect, the writers teased that we’ll be revisiting familiar places and seeing the return of some cheesy lines you might remember. Additionally, the writers stated that they had to balance between “90s nostalgia and today’s TV” when working on the show.
Here’s who will return or appear in the new special:
- Johnny Yong Bosch like adam park
- david jost as Billy Cranston
- walter jones as Zack Taylor
- catherine sutherland as Katherine ‘Kat’ Hillard
- Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos
- karan ashley as Aisha Campbell
- charlie kersh like Minh
- Barbara Goodson as Rita Repulsa
- Richard Horvitz as Alpha 5
A first behind-the-scenes look at the new special is available in the Power Ranger official youtube channel and it is embedded below:
Netflix in the United States is still home to four Forest ranger titles at press time, and most other international regions have them as well.
Everything Power Rangers: Dino Fury remains exclusively on Netflix under the Original brand (seasons 28 and 29). Netflix US also has access to Super Ninja Steel (Season 25), Beast Morphers (Season 26) and four classic seasons called Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
Many previous seasons have yet to return to Netflix following their removal in early 2021.
When will Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury be on Netflix?
As we covered earlier in our big preview of the upcoming Power Rangers season 30, it will also debut exclusively on Netflix US in 2023.
The aforementioned EW article states that the series will premiere in the fall of 2023.