Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Now and Always is the perfect callback to a bygone era. With some returning faces, it’s great to see that our love and adoration for this series in our childhood has not gone away even after all this time. Yet, not all faces are set to return for the Netflix reunion special. Former Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, took to her Twitter to share why she and the recently passed away Jason David Frank may have decided not to join the production.
She doesn’t really give a specific answer but the “wear spandex in my 50s” reaction may be quite genuine as she’s moved away from the character. She’s been quite busy with her directing career, such as being involved with one of the episodes of Superman and Lois’ second season. Though, she’s certainly happy for those that did return from the original era and she doesn’t rule out that she might have some involvement with the franchise’s 30th anniversary.
There will be a pink ranger in the series, played by the second to hold the mantle, Catherine Sutherland. Austin St. John also couldn’t return due to facing criminal charges. The second Red Ranger, Steve Cardenas, is taking on the role in this special. They are joining David Yost and Walter Jones as the Blue and Black Rangers respectively. There is also a tribute to the late Thuy Trang, who played Trini, Yellow Ranger in the series and it’s uncertain if they also added a tribute to Jason David Frank after his tragic passing in late 2022.