The first artwork has been released from “Kong: King Of The Apes,” an original CG-animated series being co-produced by Netflix and 41 Entertainment. The project starts out as a feature-length film which will be followed by twelve half-hour episodes reports EW, who also premiered the art.
The story follows the exploits of King Kong, but will be set in the future – 2050 to be precise. In this tale, the ‘8th Wonder of the World’ is framed and hunted by an evil genius who plans to terrorize the world with an army of enormous robotic dinosaurs.
Avi Arad will produce. In an official statement, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos says: “With 41 Entertainment as our partner on this, we continue to work with some of the finest animation studios around the world to create shows that will appeal to kids of all ages globally. I always loved King Kong. This is a unique opportunity to introduce him in brilliant CGI animation to kids worldwide with the power of Netflix.”