The King Finds A Queen As Well. The Series Will Feature A Strong Female Lead…
Fresh off the success of Kong: Skull Island, the King brings his fight to the small screen. King Kong: Skull Island is a new live-action and contemporary continuation of the story. While the TV series has a similar title to the film, it is not produced by Warner Bros. Instead, MarVista and IM Global Television will produce the serialized show.
The new story comes from writers Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title. Recently, they had success with the horror hit, The Bye Bye Man. The show will feature a multicultural ensemble cast led by a strong female lead and it tells the story of Skull Island’s origins. Furthermore, we will see new wonders and horrors as we discover more about the mysterious hidden island.
MarVista CEO Fernando Szew describes the project:
“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.”
IM Global Television President Mark Stern had this to say:
“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.”
There is no network attached to the project yet. However, with the recent success King Kong saw in theaters, making over half a billion dollars with Kong: Skull Island, I’m sure a network will jump aboard soon. Everyone wants to see more of Skull Island!
I’m not entirely sure if King Kong: Skull Island falls into Legendary’s MonsterVerse continuity either. So, check back with Supchucks for more updates. We will let you know about any new developments featuring Kong.
So what do you think of Kong’s newest side project? Will you watch the giant gorilla fight on the small screen? Let us know in the comments below.