Netflix Goes Ape For New King Kong Animated Series

Iconic Movie Monster To Star In 12-Episode Series In 2016
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Netflix has commissioned a new animated series based on the iconic movie monster King Kong .

The series, Kong – King of the Apes, will be developed by Netflix and 41 Entertainment and it focuses on the giant ape as he tries to stop an army of super powered robotic dinosaurs in the year 2050, said network officials.

The series, produced by Avi Arad (Spider-Man) will launch in 2016 with a feature film followed by 12 half-hour episodes.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Avi who has made some of the most successful action and adventure franchises today and whose Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventure series has been very popular on Netflix around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix in a statement.  “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.”