Netflix is doing a sort of makeover from Production I.G. of the series. This was confirmed earlier this year and the series is getting a worldwide debut on April 1st of next year.
Synopsis from Netflix:
“Several years have passed since the events of Ultraman. With the legendary “Giant of Light” now a memory, as it is believed he returned home. This after fighting the many giant aliens that invaded the Earth. Shin Hayata’s son Shinjiro seems to possess a strange ability, and it is this ability, along with his father’s revelation that he was Ultraman, that leads Shinjiro to battle the new aliens invading the Earth as the new Ultraman.”
The series for this Japanese character will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. It will also feature a co-direction of Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed Alpha for Production I.G and SOLA Digital Arts.
Nobuko Toda and Kazuma Jinnouchi will compose the music for the series. Also, the initial voice cast for the series includes Ryohei Kimura, Takuya Eguchi, Megumi Han, and Hideyuki Tanaka. The new series is based off of Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shiguchi’s ULTRAMAN manga. The latter is a sequel to the 1966 Ultraman television series. It began appearing in Shogakukan’s Monthly Hero magazine November 2011. It’s succes expanded into ten volumes as of 2017.
ウルトラマン (Urutoraman), as it’s know in Japan, is a tokusatsu series created by Eiji Tsuburaya for the Tsuburaya Productions studio. The series had a total of 39 episodes and aired from July 1966 to April 1967. The second series of the Ultra Q franchise, it has since led to many sequels and spin-offs.