"Dr. Jonathan Chase - wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts. From Africa's deepest recesses, to the rarest peaks of Tibet. Heir to his father's legacy and the worlds darkest mysteries...Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man, Manimal."

‘Manimal’ Lands at Sony Pictures Animation

‘Manimal’ Lands at Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation is delving deeper into the 1980s TV landscape with a new feature adaptation of the short-lived series Manimal, which ran for just one season in 1983. The studio is currently seeking writers to take on the project.

Glen A. Larson, who created the original series, is attached as a producer for this new live-action/CGI hybrid. Simon MacCorkindale and Melody Anderson starred in the show revolving around Jonathan Chase, an affluent doctor who morphed into animals and helped police solve crimes. The campy series, which debuted against TV powerhouse Dallas, was a critical and commercial failure. NBC pulled the plug after just eight episodes, although it developed a cult following in later years.

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