Kong! King of the Jungle! And now, Kong! King of Telly! A King Kong TV series is in the works entitled King Kong Skull Island from IM Global Television and MarVista Entertainment.
The show will be the first live-action TV version of Kong following the animated series The King Kong Show (1966), Kong: The Animated Series (2000) and Kong: King Of The Apes (2016).
King Kong Skull Island will be written by The Bye Bye Man's Jonathan Penner and Stacy Title, and is reportedly going to be based on a combination of Merian C. Cooper's King Kong and Skull Island from DeVito Artworks.
According to Deadline, this version will be a ‘serialised, contemporary continuation of the classic with a female-led, multi-cultural ensemble that delves fully into the wonders and horrors of Skull Island and its origins.’
Mark Stern, formerly of Syfy and now CEO of IM Global Television, comments, “There’s clearly a deep and abiding interest in this timeless story. We love Stacy and Jonathan’s approach to this adaptation and look forward to partnering with MarVista as we bring this gripping tale of survival and adventure to life for a new generation of Kong fans.”
Away from his TV series, Kong is expected to return to the big screen in 2020's Godzilla Vs Kong.