A monster that has done well at the box office is headed to television with its own TV series. Deadline.com reports that MarVista Entertainment and IM Global Television are partnering on “King Kong Skull Island,” the first live-action TV series set in the world of King Kong.
The news comes soon after the big ape returned to movie theaters to wreak havoc in Warner Bros.’ “Kong: Skull Island,” which was released just last month.
“Written by Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title (‘The Bye Bye Man’), the series is based on Merian C. Cooper’s ‘King Kong’ and DeVito ArtWorks’ ‘Skull Island,'” Deadline reports. “‘King Kong Skull Island is a serialized, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multicultural ensemble that delves into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.”
The TV project will be executive produced by Penner and Title, along with Dannie Festa of World Builder Entertainment.