Kevin Smith Says ‘Kingdom Keepers‘ Series Meant For Disney+ Was Scrapped. It’s no secret, development for Disney+ was happening LONG before we knew it was coming. With original content coming to the popular streaming service some projects were bound to be ready to go at launch, though not every title made the cut.
Popular original series for Disney+ included: The Mandalorian, The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Encore!, and more. One series that was meant to be available at launch was a live-action adaptation of the popular Kingdom Keepers book series that follows adventures hosted at the Disney Parks, where all theme park characters, both good and evil, come to life at night. It is an excellent series and we highly recommend giving it a go, especially with all the down time we have at the moment.
Recently, fans began to question what happened to the series since it has not been seen in any Disney+ advertising to date, to which series writer, Kevin Smith, shared that the project ultimately was canceled due to “a new executive” who decided the series used too much intellectual property by Disney. To be fair, ALL the characters found in the parks were supposed to come to life. There is no way that would have been an easy task!
Smith shared the fond memory of getting to write the series, along with it’s fate in a recent twitter post, stating: “That was a blast to write 2 years ago. It was planned as one of the first shows to launch on what would become [Disney+]. Then a new exec was put in charge of the app and he killed KK. Said we used too much [Disney Intellectual Property] in one project (every character in the park comes to life).”
That was a blast to write 2 years ago. It was planned as one of the first shows to launch on what would become @disneyplus. Then a new exec was put in charge of the app and he killed KK. Said we used too much @Disney IP in one project (every character in the park comes to life). https://t.co/8izGTsg10H
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 5, 2020
Though we are disappointed to hear the series will not come to fruition, we can still enjoy the thrilling tales with the Kingdom Keepers books by Ridley Pearson. What original series would you like to see next on Disney+? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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