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Netflix Orders 'Skull Island,' 'Tomb Raider' Anime Series

The two properties expand the streaming service's animated offerings based on big IP.

Netflix is upping its anime offerings with two new series drawing from the world of Legendary's monsterverse as well as Square Enix’s Tomb Raider video games.

Legendary Television's Skull Island will see a group of shipwrecked characters trying to escape a dangerous and mysterious island. Brian Duffield, known for Underwater and The Babysitter, will write and executive produce. Jacob Robinson executive produces via his Tractor Pants banner. Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind Castlevania, is also behind the project.

The anime series comes after the 2017 feature Kong: Skull Island reintroduced the world to King Kong and comes ahead of March's upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary.

Meanwhile, Tomb Raider picks up after the events of Square Enix's Tomb Raider video game reboot trilogy, which was released in installments from 2013-18 and was developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. It will be unrelated to the ongoing series of films starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the adventurer introduced in 1996.

Tasha Huo, known for The Witcher: Blood Origin, will write and executive produce Tomb Raider. Other executive producers include dj2 Entertainment founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson, Stephan Bugaj, Howard Bliss and Robinson.

Duffield is repped by The Gersh Agency and UTA. Huo is repped by The Gersh Agency. dj2 is repped by APA, Breechen Feldman Breimer Silver and Thompson.

 

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