Disney is currently developing a live-action King Kong series for its Disney+ streaming service.
Based upon 1933’s King Kong, which was written by Merican C. Cooper, the series will look to recapture the magic of the pivotal film while also showcasing his origins. Variety reports the show will be a serialized drama that will explore the history of the giant ape as well as his home location of Skull Island. The show will also incorporate details based on recent novelizations by Joe DeVito, which were produced with Cooper’s estate.
The Disney+ King Kong show will be written by Stephany Folsom, who recently found success adapting Paper Girls to television for Amazon. Folsom will also executive produce alongside James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett will also executive produce on behalf of Atomic Monster along with Dannie Festa for World Builder Entertainment. Additionally, Disney Branded Television will produce.
It’s worth noting that Netflix currently has a Skull Island anime series in production, so expect to see plenty of King Kong in the coming years. The character most recently starred in two Monsterverse films, Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla vs. Kong. There is also a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong in active production that will once again be helmed by Adam Wingard. Additionally, Apple is working on a live-action Godzilla series.