A live-action series about the origin of King Kong is in “very early development” at Disney+.
The series is a serialized action-adventure drama that would explore Kong’s origins and the mysteries of his home, Skull Island. It will be based on the original King Kong by Merian C. Cooper as well as new novelizations by artist Joe DeVito produced in conjunction with Cooper’s estate.
Stephany Folsom will write and executive produce the King Kong show. 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 most recently appeared in 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, followed by a Netflix anime series, Skull Island. This would be the first TV series for the 90-year-old character.