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‘King Kong’ Live-Action Series in The Works at Disney+

Move over Mighty Joe Young, King Kong is coming to Disney. According to Variety, a live-action King Kong origin series is in the works at Disney+.

The series would be a serialized drama that would explore Kong’s origins as well as the mysteries of his home, Skull Island.

The untitled series would be based on the original King Kong story written by Merian C. Cooper as well as new novelizations by artist Joe DeVito produced in conjunction with Cooper’s estate.

Hot off her hit Amazon series Paper Girls, Stephany Folson has been tapped to write and executive produce the series. James Wan, Michael Clear, and Rob Hackett will also executive produce on behalf of Atomic Monster along with Dannie Festa for World Builder Entertainment. Disney Branded Television will produce.

King Kong is public domain so the series will have no relation to the ongoing Kong/monsterverse franchise, which also has multiple theatrical and streaming projects in the works over at Legendary and Apple TV. King Kong has had 12 movies starting in 1933 all the way up until last year’s blockbuster Godzilla vs Kong, which also has a sequel in the works. The series will mark King Kong’s first live-action appearance on the small screen.

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