While kids became obsessed with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the early nineties, who would have expected them to come together for a gritty reunion?
Well, that time has come and, as you may have expected after two and a half decades (the final TV show aired January 1995, if you wanted to feel old) the actors have certainly changed in that time.
Now, a long way from their brightly-coloured unitards, theyre doing some rather violent and shady things – still all for the greater good, though. Oh phew!
The Order is no Power Ranger reboot, we should make that clear, however the graphic novel, turned film, will still star a bunch of actors who played them, with two of them writing this latest saga.
After a nice round of crowdfunding – were talking $142,631 (£108k) raised in 2016 – the script, co-written by former Power Ranger David Fielding, who played Zordon, is about a group of top secret, elite trained black ops soldiers that arent afraid to get their hands dirty, so to speak, to maintain a peaceful decorum across the land.
They globe hop and take care of problem situations that could tip the world towards either chaos or too much order, Fielding told Inverse. Theyre trying to maintain a healthy balance so that normal people can just go about their lives.
However, while the Power Rangers are a bunch of goody goodies who banish the bad guys each episode, Karan Ashley, who played Aisha, the Yellow Ranger, in Seasons 2 and 3 and co-wrote alongside David said: The Order will do anything to establish balance.
They make hard decisions. Being a good guy doesnt mean doing good things.
Well thats forboding and becomes all the more evident when a civil war erupts between the two factions and unrest ensues.
The series already has a solid fanbase after graphic novel The Order: Icarus Rising was created to satiate their appetite before principle photography begins on the film in 2019.
And while this all seems very violent and not at all the kid-friendly band of peacekeeprs we grew to love in the 90s, Ashley does admit this is a keen way for fans to get to grips with the characters in a new way.
We wanted everyone to be a character youre not used to seeing them in, Ashley added. Theyre getting to think outside the box, spread their wings as actors. Were happy to bring our friends from this traveling circus we call comic cons.
So while the 90s might not be back for this, its actors most definitely are.