It seems the nature of Monkey really is “…irrepressible!”
The late ’70s cult classic Japanese TV show is back, baby! Monkey is getting a remake as 10 half-hour episodes on Netflix.
According to the ABC, production is underway on the rebooted version of the kung-fu heavy show, called The Legend of Monkey, in New Zealand. The new version is slated to run on Australia and New Zealand’s public broadcasters too.
For the uninitiated, Monkey was based on the Chinese novel, Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en. Although the generation of Australian kids who watched the Buddha-quoting, BBC-dubbed show weeknightly (and for three hours on Saturdays) weren’t aware of that. They just saw a dude that could command clouds and kick arse.