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King Kong TV series on the way, not connected to any previous versions

04.18.2017

So, like the headline says, there's a new KING KONG TV series in the works, that's not connected to any previous versions. This includes the recent reboot KONG: SKULL ISLAND. So how is that even possible?

Well, it seems that the rights to KING KONG are scattered all over the place. Universal owns most of them, but not the actual trademark (which is how Warner Bros. was able to make SKULL ISLAND, since Time Warner owns the rights to the original 1933 KING KONG and its sequel SON OF KONG). Even Paramount and StudioCanal share rights for the 1976 remake.

Anyway, the show will be a contemporary take on the tale, with a female lead and a diverse cast exploring the dangers of Skull Island. Which sounds like it could be fun, though I am wondering how they'll be able to pull that off week-by-week on a TV budget. A big part of the KING KONG mythos is the spectacle, after all, especially since the company behind it - MarVista Entertainment - are responsible for Lifetime originals like A DEADLY ADOPTION. The show is also currently without a network.

So what do you Schmoes think? You down for another movie-turned-TV show? Sound off below!

Extra Tidbit: You know what, SON OF KONG - while not necessarily good - is still a bit underrated. It's fun.

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