Netflix and Legendary Television have announced two new anime series, the first based on Legendary’s Skull Island and the second on Square Enix’s Tomb Raider franchise.
A new chapter in Legendary’s Monsterverse franchise, Skull Island is a thrilling animated adventure series that 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.
Brian Duffield (Underwater, The Babysitter), will write and executive produce, as will Jacob Robinson, under his company Tractor Pants. Animation will be done by Powerhouse Animation (Castlevania, Blood of Zeus).
Lara Croft, one of the video game world’s most iconic adventurers, makes her anime debut in an all new Tomb Raider series. Picking up after the events of the highly successful Tomb Raider video-game reboot trilogy, the animated series will chart the globetrotting heroine’s latest, greatest adventure. Twenty-five years after her first game appeared, Lara continues to explore new territory.
The anime is executive produced by Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja), who will write and executive produce, dj2 Entertainment Founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson (Sonic the Hedgehog), Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss; Jacob Robinson, under his company Tractor Pants.
In the 25 years since its launch, the Tomb Raider video game series has sold over 81 million copies and garnered a treasure chest worth of awards. The game’s success has led to a global franchise encompassing movies, merchandise, comic books and now, a stylish animated series. The most recent game release, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, has received numerous “Best of” nominations and awards. The Tomb Raider video games are developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal, and published by Square Enix.