The official Power Rangers Youtube channel has updated with the behind the scenes video for the MMPR 30th anniversary special. The special, which is called “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Once & Always,” will feature the return of several of the original cast members. While most of the cast were confirmed earlier last year, it has also been confirmed that Barbara Goodson will reprising her role as Rita Repulsa and Richard Horvitz as a currently unknown Alpha. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Once & Always will premiere on Netflix on April 19, 2023.
Hasbro’s Press Release Follows:
Power Rangers Celebrates its 30th Anniversary with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always and Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always and Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury will be released exclusively on Netflix globally
NEW YORK, NY (January 17, 2023) – It’s Morphin Time! Hasbro’s entertainment studio, eOne, announces the upcoming celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Power Rangers, with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always and Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, a scripted stand-alone anniversary special, will premiere exclusively on Netflix globally on April 19, featuring some of the franchise’s most beloved Rangers, including David Yost and Walter E. Jones from the series’ original cast, who are returning for the first time. Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury will continue the story of Power Rangers: Dino Fury, premiering exclusively on Netflix globally in Fall 2023.
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, thirty years after the wise and powerful Zordon formed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the team comes face to face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs. Inspired by the legendary mantra from the franchise “Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger,” Once & Always reminds everyone when you become a Ranger, you are always a part of the Ranger family and always welcome.
To celebrate 30 years of Power Rangers, original, returning and new cast members will join together in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always.
● David Yost as Blue Ranger / Billy Cranston (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, 1993-1996)
● Walter E. Jones as Black Ranger / Zack Taylor (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, 1993-1994)
● Steve Cardenas as Red Ranger / Rocky DeSantos (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1994-1996; Power Rangers Zeo 1996; Power Rangers Turbo 1997)
● Catherine Sutherland as Pink Ranger / Kat Hillard (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1995-1996; Power Rangers Zeo 1996; Power Rangers Turbo 1997)
● Karan Ashley as Yellow Ranger / Aisha Campbell (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1994-1995)
● Johnny Yong Bosch as Black Ranger / Adam Park (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1994-1996, Power Rangers Zeo 1996; Power Rangers Turbo 1997, Power Rangers in Space 1998)
● Barbara Goodson as the voice of Rita Repulsa (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1993-1996, Power Rangers Zeo 1996; Power Rangers Turbo 1997, Power Rangers in Space 1998)
● Richard Horvitz as the voice of Alpha (Mighty Morphin Powers Rangers 1993-1996, Power Rangers Zeo 1996; Power Rangers Turbo 1997, Power Rangers Wild Force 2002)
● Charlie Kersh as Minh, daughter of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan
“It was great to work with Walter Jones again. We went through the audition process together and launched the Power Rangers franchise 30 years ago. I am so grateful to the fans of Power Rangers for their undying commitment to the original cast.” – David Yost
“It was such a surreal experience to be on the set of Power Rangers again after 28 years!! I was so at home. Can’t wait for the fans to see what they have waited so long for. The ZackMan is back and ready to rock!! Working with David Yost as a Ranger again was amazing! Our Ranger family runs deep!!” – Walter Jones
Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury is the first time since the TV series launched in 1993 that the entire Ranger team will return for a third season. Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury continues the adventures of Power Rangers: Dino Fury, with the team embarking on a journey through outer space as they unlock new Cosmic powers and defend the universe against the returning infamous villain Lord Zedd.
In the history-making season, Amelia the Dino Fury Pink Ranger will trade her suit for the Cosmic Fury Red Ranger suit, evolving into the first full-time female Red Ranger in the series. In a first for the Hasbro / eOne production, Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury will feature newly designed costumes for all the core cast Ranger team, with costumes designed by Sarah Voon and all new morphers and weapons designed by Tracey Collins. Look out for exciting previews of the epic season, with Hasbro celebrating the 30th Anniversary all year long.
Simon Bennett returns as Executive Producer on both productions, with Co-Producers and Head Writers Becca Barnes and Alwyn Dale.
Hasbro, eOne and Power Rangers are honored to dedicate Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always to late Mighty Morphin cast members Thuy Trang and Jason David Frank.
About POWER RANGERS
Power Rangers is celebrating 30 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with more than 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the series celebrates its 30th year with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, an anniversary special coming exclusively to Netflix on April 19, 2023. The 30th overall season of Power Rangers, “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury,” premieres Fall 2023 exclusively on Netflix in the U.S.
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