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‘King Kong’ Live-Action Series In Development at Disney+

A live-action series about the origin of King Kong is in early development by Disney Branded Television. The upcoming show is set to stream on Disney+, Deadline is reporting.

Deals have just closed for the drama, whose working title is simply King Kong, and will be produced by James Wan’s production company, Atomic Monster. The project marks the first live-action series set in the King Kong universe.

King Kong will be a serialized action-adventure drama that brings the story of the classic titular monster into the modern age. The show, which will be set on Skull Island, feature the dawn of a new King Kong. It will explore the mythology of the eponymous character’s origin and the supernatural mysteries of his home.

The upcoming series was written by Paper Girls creator Stephany Folsom. It’s based on IP from Merian C. Cooper’s original books and the new King Kong novelizations by Joe DeVito, who partnered with the Merian C. Cooper Estate on the books. Besides writing the original novels, Cooper also served as the director and a producer on the original 1933 King Kong film.

Besides writing the teleplays, Folsom, who’s also working on Prime Video’s upcoming fantasy show, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, is also executive producing the upcoming project with Wan, Michael Clear and Rob Hackett for Atomic Monster. Dannie Festa and Marc Manus are also executive producing King Kong for World Builder Entertainment.

The upcoming Disney+ drama has no connection to the live-action series, King Kong Skull Island, which was in development at MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television five years ago with a different creative team. However, King Kong Skull Island, which was also based on Cooper’s King Kong and DeVito ArtWorks’ Skull Island, didn’t come to fruition.

King Kong has been the subject of several movies since its inception 90 years ago. The character was most recently featured in Legendary/Warner Bros’ Monsterverse, which includes 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and last year’s Godzilla vs. Kong.

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Karen Benardello
Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


  1. dear sir or mam id like to know which kingkong is gonna be on disney plus the 2005 kingkong or the monsterverse kingkong please let me know thank you. have a nice day from tommy beckwwith


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