Netflix Announces New Tomb Raider, Kong: Skull Island Anime Series
New animated shows based on the action franchises are headed to the streaming platform.
Netflix is partnering with Legendary Entertainment for new anime shows based on the new Tomb Raider games and the Kong movie Skull Island.
The Tomb Raider anime will follow Lara Croft's adventures after the events of the Crystal Dynamics reboot trilogy, which wrapped up with 2018's Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The Skull Island anime, meanwhile, follows a shipwrecked crew on an island who face off against monsters and Kong himself. This was also the plot for the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island.
According to Deadline, Brian Duffield (The Babysitter) is writing and producing the Skull Island series. The Witcher: Blood Origin's Tasha Huo is writing the Tomb Raider anime series. You can see Netflix's announcement tweets for both shows below.
The most iconic heroine in video games is jumping to animation! Tomb Raider is a new anime series from @Legendary following Lara Croft after the events of the video-game reboot trilogy.— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 27, 2021
It seems to be early days for both projects, and there are no details yet on the voice talent for the shows. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
These projects represent a further expansion of both franchises, as Tomb Raider is continuing with a new movie starring Alicia Vikander. The next Kong movie is Godzilla vs. Kong, which exists in the Legendary "Monsterverse," and is expected to premiere in 2021.
We just learned about a new director for the Tomb Raider sequel, while Godzilla vs. Kong got its first trailer over the weekend.