James Wan Developing New ‘King Kong’ Live-Action Series For Disney+

Thanks to Legendary’s MonsterVerse and the recent smash Godzilla vs. Kong, the mighty ape King Kong has reached a new generation of fans. And while that particular cinematic universe is set to expand to multiple TV shows and more big screen sequels, King Kong is going somewhere totally unexpected: Disney+.

Variety reports that a new King Kong live-action series is in early development at Disney+. What might be most surprising is who’s behind it. James Wan, the man behind The Conjuring Universe and Aquaman, is developing the project through his Atomic Monster company. The series will be written and produced by Stephany Folsom (Paper Girls), and be set on Kong’s home of Skull Island.

Add this to the other Kong projects set for the small screen. Netflix’s anime series Skull Island will also be set in Kong’s native territory. An Apple TV+ series from Matt Shakman (WandaVision) following the monster-tracking group known as Monarch has Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, and Kiersey Clemons aboard.

It’s early days on this one, but when more info on the latest King Kong project arrives we’ll let you know.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.