Looks like Power Rangers is set to stay on Nickelodeon for a little bit longer!
Whether you want to rejoice or cry, it was announced earlier today at a Saban Brands press release that an agreement with Nickelodeon has been made to keep Power Rangers on their network long after the finale of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
This means one of two things for you lovely Power Rangers fans. One thing is that you’ll get to see Nickelodeon have partial control over the Power Rangers Brand, and that it’s very likely that we’ll see an Uchu Sentai Kyuranger adaptation as our next Power Rangers series.
This also means we should expect some nice juicy information on the 26th season of Power Rangers very soon! Keep your eyes peeled for more information on social media on the run up to Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel’s Finale.
Here’s a snippet from the official press release, which states the above fact for all you proof-seekers.
“Saban’s Power Rangers has been on the air for 25 continuous seasons and we are thrilled to extend our long-standing and collaborative partnership with Nickelodeon through 2021 to continue to deliver action-packed adventures to a new generation of kids,” said Janet Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of Saban Brands. “We are excited for the year ahead and what’s to come for the Power Rangers franchise.”
Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group added: “Saban Brands has been a leader in kids’ entertainment since its inception and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship by bringing fans more Power Rangers on Nickelodeon in the coming years.”
This news has come under much criticism, as fans from all corners of the world have been stating for years that Power Rangers should leave Nickelodeon‘s network in pursuit of a network that might take the show seriously. Power Rangers has gone under much revision since its conception, and it has hopped from channel to channel in hopes of finding a home that best suits the titular spandex-clad heroes.
If Saban Brands were to search for a new network host after 2021, it would be difficult to find a network willing to support the show for the foreseeable future. Fans have claimed that Power Rangers having its own Netflix adaptation would allow room for longer shows, user requests and a large library of unused footage from Super Sentai counterparts to broaden their toy releases.
The ‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ series and subsequent movies, including the 2017 feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages. Finding a network to keep up with this demand would prove difficult, as even Disney struggled with their creative process to keep Power Rangers fresh and moving forward.