Power Rangers Hyperforce, the first ever Power Rangers table-top role playing game was originally going to include Ciara Hanna in its cast.
Hanna is best known as playing Gia the Yellow Ranger on Power Rangers Megaforce, and was asked to return to the franchise to portray Vesper the Black Ranger on Power Rangers Hyperforce.
In an interview with That Hashtag Show, Hanna explained why she turned down the role.
“I was supposed to do [Power Rangers Hyperforce] but I couldn’t. I was supposed to be a Ranger but I was filming in Kentucky so I had to deny it, but I’m hoping to be a guest star on it because it’s a really amazing project I think.” – Ciara Hanna, Power Rangers Megaforce
Had Hanna accepted the role, she would have gone down in Power Rangers history as the first female Black Ranger character.
Saban Brands and Hyper RPG would go on to cast American voice actress Cristina Vee into the role, who has quickly ascended into one of the show’s fan favorites.
Hanna would have joined Peter Sudarso and Paul Schrier as actors who have previously been a part of the Power Rangers TV show, returning to the franchise for Power Rangers Hyperforce.
Having already secured guest appearances from past Power Rangers cast members including Jason David Frank, Karan Ashley, and Erin Cahill, only time will tell if Ciara Hanna makes an appearance on the popular Tuesday night web show.
Power Rangers Hyperforce currently live streams on Twitch every Tuesday at 9pm ET, and features a cast of five Power Rangers portraying Time Force Ranger cadets who must band together to defeat an ancient evil who is set on unraveling the very fabric of the universe.