Power Rangers Ninja Steel Recasts Yellow Ranger

posted on by Karen Ressler
Nico Greetham replaces Chantz Simpson in new series

Saban Brands announced earlier this month Nico Greetham will replace Chantz Simpson as Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel, the 24th season of the Power Rangers franchise, "due to unforeseen circumstances." Greetham confirmed the news on his Twitter account on September 19.

The rest of the cast for the upcoming series includes:

  • Will Shewfelt as Red Ranger
  • Chrystiane Lopes as Pink Ranger
  • Zoe Robins as White Ranger
  • Peter Sudarso as Blue Ranger

Peter Sudarso is the brother of Yoshi Sudarso, who also played the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Dino Charge and Power Rangers Dino Super Charge. The new series will premiere in January.

Saban Brands describes the show:

Saban's Power Rangers Ninja Steel starts deep in space, where Zircon is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe, and monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Zircon is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Spirit Crystal, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Throwing Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess the Spirit Crystal. The evil Zircon sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Crystal, where each epic battle against the Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Rangers must master their arsenal of Throwing Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary ninja steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save our planet from destruction.

In Japan, Toei's 39th Super Sentai special effects series is the ninja-themed Shuriken Sentai Ninninger. The train-themed Ressha Sentai ToQger series aired from February 2014 to February 2015, but Saban Brands has not announced plans to adapt that series. Saban Brands also did not adapt the 2012 series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

[Via The Tokusatsu Network, Ranger Crew]

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