VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Russell Curry & Hunter Deno On LGBT & Black Inclusion In ‘Power Rangers: Dino Fury’
Some of the most recognizable figures for kids and families everywhere are making a return to screens in the latest Power Rangers installment, Power Rangers: Dino Fury Season 2 on Netflix.
Red Ranger actor Russell Curry and Hunter Deno, who plays Amelia Jones, the Pink Ranger, sat down for an exclusive uInterview with Erik Meers to discuss what viewers can expect from the upcoming season.
“Red Ranger’s going to continue to lead the team the best he can to defeat these evil Sporix beasts and defeat the reemerging Void Knight who we thought we had gotten rid of at the end of Season 1,” Curry said.
“And there are some surprises in there for Amelia,” he teased.
“Really big surprises! We can’t say what they are… You’ll just have to watch!” chimed in Deno.
The duo noted their favorite memories from their nine-month-long shoot in New Zealand, but they specifically highlighted the Power Rangers’ inclusion of black and gay rangers in the new season.
“I could not be more proud to be a part of this season of power rangers with so many firsts, including two African American power rangers on the same team,” Curry said. “I wanted to be an entertainer in order to show different faces and push for diversity and inclusion and moving things forward, so I get to be a part of that legacy today and I couldn’t be more proud and excited.”
“Not only do we have two black rangers now, we also have our first LGBTQ+ character and that has been an amazing thing to include in our season and be a part of,” Deno added.
Power Rangers: Dino Furry Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.