Saban reveals new Samurai theme for Power Rangers

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

September 23rd 2010 at 10:36AM
Saban reveals new Samurai theme for Power Rangers

Wide range of consumer products planned, including toys and video games.

Further details have been revealed by Saban Brands for the 18th season of Power Rangers, with the series and all consumer products having a Samurai theme.

Saban is planning 40 episodes of Power Rangers Samurai, which will air on Nickelodeon and Nick Toons in North America in 2011. Saban is currently also in talks with UK and European broadcast partners.

The samurai theme will also be central to the accompanying line of consumer products.

"We believe Power Rangers can be more than it has recently, and we are producing more episodes and have brought back the original producer of the series," said Elie Dekel, president of Saban Brands. "The new series takes on a brighter tone and gets an infusion of fun and comedy that wasn't present in seasons 16 and 17.

"We are also building a new website which will be integrated with Nickelodeon. The site will launch with games and eventually add more immersive content, including an online world and social media elements.

"Handheld and console games for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo are also in development."