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New Series Featuring Pokémon Trading Card Game Planned

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Pokemon Trading Card Game

The Pokémon Company is gearing up to produce a new series based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game. But rather than a narrative adaptation or a work of fiction, the series will apparently be unscripted. That means it could be non-fiction, such as a documentary, or more like a “reality” show. The company opened a casting call seeking candidates in the Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. area and its surroundings [Thanks, ANN!].

Casting for the Pokémon Trading Card Game show (its actual title is currently unknown) is managed through the company Casting Crane. The casting call seeks “energetic, personable candidates of all ages and their families.” The call focuses on the candidates’ experiences with the Pokémon TCG. Scenarios described include trying to learn the game to connect with loved ones, honing their TCG skills, or life as a competitive player. Casting Crane particularly wanted to hear “how a Pokémon TCG expert can help you”. This could mean that the show may focus or feature where candidates are assisted by high-level Pokémon Trading Card Game players.

Interested candidates can visit the casting call form at this link and apply to be on the show. Candidates can apply for themselves, or parents for their children. Questions asked include location (being within or near Los Angeles), the applicant’s age, personality, hobbies, qualities that make them “the best gaming contestant”, and their history with Pokémon and the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

The untitled Pokémon TCG show is in development. No release window or details were specified. Recent additions to the TCG library include sets based on Sword and Shield and Pokémon GO.

Josh Tolentino
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