Netflix and Legendary Television have announced two new anime series, the first based on Legendary’s Skull Island and the second on Square Enix’s Tomb Raider global franchise...
A new chapter in Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise, Skull Island is a thrilling animated adventure series that follows shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous place on Earth—a mysterious island home to prehistoric monsters, including the greatest titan of them all, Kong.
Bigger than any single monster, Legendary’s Monsterverse is an expansive story universe of multi-layered experiences centering around humanity’s battle to survive in a world that is under siege by a catastrophic new reality - the monsters of our myths and legends are real. Beginning in 2014 with Godzilla, continuing with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Monsterverse films have accumulated over one billion dollars at the box office internationally, and in March 2021, comes the next epic chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse, Godzilla vs. Kong.
With the animation being done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus), Brian Duffield (Underwater, The Babysitter) is set to write and co-executive produce alongside Jacob Robinson under his company Tractor Pants.
Robinson is also an executive producer on Tomb Raider, which sees Lara Croft, one of the video game world’s most iconic adventurers, making her anime debut. Picking up after the events of the highly successful Tomb Raider video-game reboot trilogy, the animated series will chart the globetrotting heroine’s latest, greatest adventure. Twenty-five years after her first game appeared, Lara continues to explore new territory.
In those 25 years, the Tomb Raider video game series has sold over 81 million copies and garnered a treasure chest worth of awards. The game’s success has led to a global franchise encompassing movies, merchandise, comic books and now, a stylish animated series. The most recent game release, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has received numerous “Best of” nominations and awards. The Tomb Raider video games are developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal, and published by Square Enix.
Other executive producers on the Tomb Raider series include Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja), who will write and executive produce; dj2 Entertainment Founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson (Sonic the Hedgehog), Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss.
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