The King of the Apes is about to rule over the television landscape in the first-ever live-action TV series set in the Kong universe.
According to Deadline, MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television have teamed up for King Kong Skull Island, which is described as a “serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.”
Penned and executive-produced by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man), the series will be based on Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong and (artist Joe) DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island, meaning the TV project won’t be related to this year’s Kong: Skull Island movie starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. Instead, it will be a (dare I say?) sequel to the original 1933 black-and-white film starring Fay Wray. Which is really intriguing, because we all know how the movie ends, right? Sniff.
Dannie Festa (Trolls), who will also executive-produce, said of the new project: “It’s been a privilege to work with Joe DeVito and his truly unique, never-before-seen Kong universe. We feel confident that it will be hugely appealing to fans all over the world.”
With IM Global Television President Mark Stern adding: “There’s clearly a deep and abiding interest in this timeless story. We love Stacy and Jonathan’s approach to this adaptation and look forward to partnering with MarVista as we bring this gripping tale of survival and adventure to life for a new generation of Kong fans.”
What do you guys think about a King Kong Skull Island TV series?