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New Disney Plus King Kong Live-Action Series Will Explore Famous Monster’s Origin Story

A surprise live-action series for Kong.

A fresh King Kong series is in development for Disney+, with Paper Girls creator Stephany Folsom attached because the writer.

Deadline reports that the brand new series will explore Kong’s origin story using material from filmmaker Merian Cooper’s original books. James Wan’s Atomic Monster Productions is probably the groups mixed up in show’s creation.

First released in 1933, King Kong has appeared in lots of games and movies through the years, though never in a live-action television series. Newer projects include Kong: Skull Island and, weirdly, a cameo in Call of Duty.

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King Kong’s rights are famously tangled, with the Cooper estate still owning the rights to the initial book; the initial movie rights being owned beneath the RKO Pictures label, and Warner Bros. Discovery and Universal having their very own stakes aswell. The brand new Disney+ series has been made out of the cooperation of the Cooper estate.

King Kong is quite early in development for Disney+ so don’t be prepared to see it anytime soon. When you wait, have a look at what’s new on Disney+ for August.

Kat Bailey is really a Senior News Editor at IGN along with co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.


King Kong [Disney Plus]

This King Kong series is made to explore the foundation story of the fantastic beast King Kong, using material from filmmaker Merian Cooper’s original books.

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