Netflix is expanding its anime library with two BIG new series based on King Kong’s Skull Island and Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider
Netflix is upping the ante on its anime library by tapping into the legends of Skull Island and Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider. The streamer has announced two new anime series. The first will feature King Kong’s legendary Skull Island in an all-new adventure. The second will explore the ever-expanding legacy of Lara Croft’s adventures.
Legendary Television’s Skull Island will see a group of shipwrecked characters trying to escape a dangerous and mysterious island. Brian Duffield (Underwater), will write and executive produce. Jacob Robinson also executive produces via his Tractor Pants banner. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Castlevania, is also on board to oversee the animation.
The series is expected to be set after the events of Kong: Skull Island but before Adam Wingard’s upcoming Godzilla Vs Kong.
The Tomb Raider series is going to follow on from Square Enix’s Tomb Raider video game reboot trilogy. The anime will be unrelated to the movie series starring Alicia Vikander and will follow the adventures of Lara Croft. Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin) is on hand to write and executive produce the series.
This is a strong announcement from Netflix. The streamer has enjoyed great success with both Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Transformers: War For Cybertron. But this represents a major expansion into two of the biggest franchises around today. And will be seen as a major victory for fans of both entities. Sadly, there aren’t any more details to share. But check back regularly. We’ll keep you updated.
Exciting times ahead.
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