Netflix has confirmed a series based on manga character Ultraman.
The news of a series actually broke in November but Netflix is now confirmed as the release platform.
In the Ultra Series franchise formed by a number of different shows and comic series, a major story started when a being called the Giant of Light joined a man named Shin Hayata of the Scientific Special Search Party from an invasion of Kaiju, which were terrifying monsters. As Ultraman, he was able to save the planet from the Kaiju, and the whole terrifying tale could have ended there. Instead, the manga reveals that Shin Hayata had a son who just so happened to inherit the “Ultraman Factor” from his dad. The teenage Shinjiro discovers his powers just as a new threat is emerging that will require another Ultraman to save the world.
Netflix currently describes it as “an action drama” that revolves around a man who happens to possess both the spirit and the DNA of the legendary Ultraman. He wears an metal ultra suit and uses his abilities to fight evil. Directing Ultraman for Netflix are Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki.
The series will premiere on Netflix in 2019.