Disney’s Magic Kingdom Is Getting Its Own TV Series, Possible Franchise


Disney is mining each sq. inch of its theme parks for content material. Can you blame them?


Disney+ has tapped famous Disney superfan and Outlander EP Ronald D. Moore to develop a TV sequence set in its Magic Kingdom universe that would result in a doable franchise down the road.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the primary undertaking is titled The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, and it is set in a world the place all the completely different themed lands of the Disney parks really exist in one other actuality populated by characters from the studio’s traditional movies.

The potential sequence hails from twentieth Television, and although it is nonetheless within the developmental stage, Moore has signed a deal to jot down and government produce The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Should Disney execs like what they see from Moore’s creativeness, they will entrust him to construct out the bigger Magic Kingdom universe and oversee the whole franchise, which may also have a theatrical part if the concept proves standard sufficient.


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THR notes that Moore is working intently with the Disney Imagineering workforce, who design and create the magic inside Disney’s parks around the globe, and that Disney+ is already staffing up a writers room who can be tasked with exploring characters such because the sea boat captain from Jungle Cruise, the prospector from Big Thunder Mountain, and the climbers of the Matterhorn attraction, to call however a number of doable examples.

Moore and his Tall Ship Productions banner — which incorporates his longtime collaborators Maril Davis and Ben McGinnis — lately left Sony TV to signal an eight-figure take care of twentieth Television, leaving cash on the desk simply so he may work with Disney and get his palms on the studio’s huge IP. The first undertaking beneath the pact is a brand new tackle Swiss Family Robinson that Jon M. Chu will direct for Disney+.

“I decided to go there mostly because my childhood was built around a lot of things that were Disney. I am a huge fan and aficionado of the Disneyland park in Anaheim to the point where I would go there by myself periodically and ride the rides,” Moore lately stated in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. “The opportunity for me to get to work on a lot of the classic IP that Disney has and things in their library that meant so much to me as a child growing up and that I have shared with my children ultimately was just something I couldn’t pass up.”

Moore is the mastermind behind the profitable Battlestar Galactica revamp, and as you may think, like most of Hollywood, he is additionally itching to do one thing within the Star Wars universe. Let’s see how he does with this Magic Kingdom franchise first, earlier than Disney palms him the keys to its actual kingdom…

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