Netflix is adding a giant ape element to its lineup of original programming with an animated children’s show starring King Kong, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Called “Kong — King of the Apes,” the show is from executive producer Avi Arad, the former chief of Marvel Studios. It will debut in 2016 with 12 half-hour episodes and a movie.
“I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix,” Arad said.
The series will be set in San Francisco in the year 2050, when Alcatraz Island is a natural history and marine preserve. After robotic dinosaurs are let loose by a villain, King Kong is the only creature able to stop them, the story says.
“Kong — King of the Apes” (Netflix)