Members of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast are coming together for a scripted Netflix special honoring Haim Saban’s creation’s enduring legacy, three decades after it became an afternoon phenomenon. However, Amy Jo Johnson, who portrayed Kimberly Hart, the original Pink Power Ranger, is not returning to the project and she has recently explained why.
Fans are upset that she won’t be there in the new Netflix special, which will be released on April 19. The following day, Amy explained on Twitter why she wouldn’t be appearing in the upcoming 30th-anniversary special.
“For the record I never said no…I just didn’t say yes to what was offered. But other fun stuff is in-store! Looking forward to watching my friends kick ass!”
Amy portrayed the original Pink Power Ranger in both the popular 1995 movie and the 1990s television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The special show will star David Yost as Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, and Walter E. Jones as Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger.
Along with Johnny Yong Bosch as Adam Park, the second Black Ranger, Catherine Sunderland as Kat, the second Pink Ranger, Karan Ashley as Aisha Campbell, the second Yellow Ranger, and Steve Cardenas as Rocky DeSantos, the second Red Ranger, all will make an appearance in the 30th-anniversary special. Rita Repulsa, the villain, and Alpha 5, her robot assistant, will both be voiced by Barbara Goodson and Richard Steven Horvitz, respectively.
Sadly, the special will not feature two late Power Rangers actors. Thuy Trang, who portrayed the Yellow Power Ranger, passed away in a car accident in 2001. According to EW, Charlie Kersh will play Minh, Trini’s daughter, in the special. Jason David Frank, who portrayed Tommy Oliver, the original Green Ranger and later the White Ranger, was the other Power Ranger celebrity to pass away. Jason committed suicide in November 2022 at the age of 49.
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