Legendary is continuing to expand the Monsterverse. That franchise, first launching with Godzilla (2014), is now breaking on to TV. The series, titled Skull Island, will be animated and focus on the titular location of the movie Kong: Skull Island (2017). This article is a news roundup of details related to the upcoming series.

June 9th, 2022 update

The relative silence on the project has been broken. The animated series, headed to Netflix, has released a first look image of the upcoming show, seen below.

Skull Island: Anime Series - News Roundup

Legendary has also issued a press release, which is as follows:

Skull Island, a thrilling animated adventure series, 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.

Executive Producers: Brian Duffield (UnderwaterThe Babysitter), who will write and executive produce, and Jacob Robinson, under his company Tractor Pants.

Animation Studio: Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus)

About the franchise: Bigger than any single monster, Legendary Entertainment’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 and continuing with 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2021’s massive smash hit Godzilla vs. Kong, Monsterverse films have accumulated close to two billion dollars globally at the box office and is ever expanding with the latest iterations being the sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong, a new anime series “Skull Island” forthcoming to Netflix, and an untitled live-action original series coming to Apple TV+.

January 27th, 2021 update

Deadline and Variety broke the news that Legenadary Television is currently working on two anime shows for Netflix. One of the series is based on the video game franchise Tomb Raider while the other is based on the Monsterverse. The Monterverse entry, dubbed Skull Island, focuses on a crew that is shipwrecked on the monster infested Skull Island. It’s unclear when the series might take place chronologically. Right now the prior two stories set on the island took place in 1973, the movie, and in 1995, the Skull Island: The Birth of Kong comic series.

As for the production side, the series will be both written and and produced by Brian Duffield, who wrote the 2020 movie Underwater. Joining Duffield as an executive producer is Jacob Robinson, who has produced short films in the past like My Mom and Other Monsters. As for the animation, it will be handled by Powerhouse Animation, who worked on the Castlevania anime series.

No release date was given for the show.