Inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey To The West, The New Legends of Monkey is a 10-part half hour series to premiere on Netflix on April 27th. The New Legends of Monkey follows a motley trio of fallen gods with magical superpowers and incredible martial arts skills who escort a young monk, named Tripitaka, on a perilous quest to bring an end to demonic rule and restore balance to the world.
The New Legends of Monkey is reminiscent of the peril-infused mythic journeys of heroes of The Chronicle of Narnia and Lord of the Rings trilogy. Our anti-hero Monkey, a good God who inadvertently set free demons that ravaged humans and Gods alike was punished and frozen in a stone for 500 years until Tripitaka frees him and he confronts the consequences of his actions. In the battle between good and evil, Monkey and gods Pigsy and Sandy as well as Tripitaka, must face untold challenges in their journey to bring about harmony to the world again.
The New Legends of Monkey is produced for ABC (Australia), Netflix and TVNZ by the Oscar and Emmy-winning production company See-Saw Films together with Jump Film & TV.