The world of Kingdom Hearts is leaving video games and headed to television.
Debuting in 2002, the first game was groundbreaking adventure story set in a fictional universe inhabited by Disney characters past and present. A number of games would follow, and the franchise would go on to develop a strong following.
Disney is hoping that following carries over to their streaming service as a new Kingdom Hearts television series is in development. Not much is known so far, with only sparse details being revealed. As first reported by The DisInsider, the show will be CG-animated with all characters voiced by their regular actors. The series was slated to be done in-house at first, but it appears that Square Enix has now been trusted with the process.
Given that animation like this takes a while and given that there’s not a lot of production going on at the moment anyway, it could be quite a while before this series comes to fruition. But fans have been following Kingdom Hearts for close to 20 years now, so what’s a few more years to wait?
When the series does see life, it’ll be exclusively on Disney+, which currently has a price tag of $6.99 a month.