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King Kong Skull Island TV Series Announced

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:17

Following the $550 million-plus haul of Kong: Skull Island, it's announced a new King Kong live-action TV series is in development set within the Kong movie universe.

Deadline reports King Kong Skull Island the TV series is in development from independent studio MarVista and IM Global TV, a joint venture between independent studio IM Global, Chinese digital giant Tencent and Tang Media Partners.

The King Kong TV series is described as: "a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins."

The King Kong TV series is being produced and written by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title.

"Jonathan and Stacy have taken a world that has enraptured audiences in all its many forms over the years and given it a contemporary, female-focused spin,” said MarVista CEO Fernando Szew.

Added IM Global TV president Mark Stern: “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.”

King Kong is also set to be featured in the upcoming Godzilla vs. King Kong movie in 2020.