Netflix is working with Legendary Television to bring video game and MonsterVerse fans two new anime series based on the popular Tomb Raider and Skull Island franchises. The former stars Lara Croft in an original adventure that takes place after 2018’s Mayan-themed escapade, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, while the latter invites Kaiju aficionados back to the prehistoric lair of cinema’s most famous overgrown ape, King Kong.
Skull Island logline: “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.”
Tomb Raider logline: “Lara Croft, one of the video game world’s most iconic adventurers, makes her anime debut in an all new 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.”
Legendary Television partnered with Netflix in the past for Lost in Space, a reboot of the classic sci-fi family adventure, as well as Pacific Rim: The Black, an upcoming anime series that will expand the story of Guillermo del Toro and Steven S. DeKnight’s live-action robot films. Netflix did not share a release date for Tomb Raider or Skull Island.