revealed on August 23, 2022, that Disney Branded Television and James Wan’s Atomic Monster are in the early stages of assembling a King Kong series. Stephany Folsom will take on writing duties for this serialized drama, in addition to executive producing with Wan, Michael Clear, Rob Hackett, and Dannie Festa. Based on Merian C. Cooper’s original writings and Joe DeVito’s recent novelizations, the show will reportedly explore Kong’s origins and the supernatural side of Skull Island in a serialized format. notes that the series has no connection to the MonsterVerse.
Given how early into production the King Kong program is, it’ll likely be a while before we hear anything pertaining to cast and release date information. Thankfully, it’s not the only Kong-centric project on its way down the production pipeline. Over at Netflix, an anime series from Powerhouse Animation set in the MonsterVerse titled “Skull Island” is in the works.revealed a first-look image in June of 2022, depicting a couple of characters standing in the massive footprint of Kong himself. Much like the Disney+ production, “Skull Island” lacks a release date as of this writing.
Though details are scarce when it comes to the King Kong-centered Disney+ show, excitement is high for what it may have in store when it finally arrives.