Netflix is getting a slice of King Kong with its new anime series set to premiere on the service on June 22, 2023. Here’s a look at some preview images, the trailer, and what we know so far about the project. .
The series is a co-production between Legendary Television (which owns Kong IP), Tractor Pants, and Powerhouse Animation Studios, with the project first announced in early 2021.
Brian Duffield (Love and Monsters) is the head writer behind the project, with Brad Graeber, Brian Duffield and Jacob Robinson serving as executive producers.
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Taylor Harton of Powerhouse Animation Studios teased the project in 2021, saying«The writing and characters are so likable, I already love them and can’t wait for everyone to see them.»
This is one of the two major anime series coming to Netflix from Legendary Entertainment, with the second major project being an anime adaptation of the video game series. tomb Raider which is currently in full production.
What to expect from Netflix skull island anime series
Our first indication as to what the series was about came during Geeked Week 2022 Anime and Animation Day when they revealed the story:
“[The series follows] …a group of shipwrecked characters trying to escape the dangerous titular island, home to prehistoric monsters, including the King himself.”
They also provided a first look image:
by the updated legendary entertainment website, have provided a small synopsis of what we can expect from the new series:
The SKULL ISLAND adventure anime is an epic new chapter in Legendary’s overarching Monsterverse franchise. The plot follows shipwrecked characters desperate to survive on the most dangerous place on Earth, the island home to colossal monsters, including the iconic «megaprimatus» Kong.
On May 23, 2023, Netflix Geeked released the first trailer and first poster for the new series:
Welcome back to Kong Island.
Legendary’s Skull Island premieres June 22, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/YMLghgBYHw
– Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) May 23, 2023
Who is in the cast for skull island?
The voice cast for the anime series includes:
- mae whitman (the fool, good girls) as Annie
- darren barnett (I have never) as Mike
- benjamin bratt (Poker face) as cap
- betty gilpin (Glow) as Irene
- Nicholas Cantu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem) as Charlie the main protagonist of the series
- Phil LeMarr (samurai jack) as Sam
- Frida Wolff (trolls, the owl house) as island girl
Elsewhere, Legendary Entertainment continues to work with Warner Bros. Pictures on new movies, and the next feature will be called Godzilla x Kong.
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