Since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox, they’ve been looking into utilising many of its franchises, with sequels, prequels and reboots. One of those franchises is ‘Diary of A Wimpy Kid’, which saw four movies released by Fox.
Last year 20th Century Fox’s Chairman and CEO Stacy Snider revealed to Wall Street Journal that they are in the process of developing three of their franchises into television series including “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, Ice Age and Night At the Museum.
And now, Discussing Film is reporting that Disney is looking to make a Disney+ Original series based on the characters. This series would be produced by 20th Century Fox Television who are also working on the ‘Love, Simon’ series for Disney+. Production is due to start in 2020.
If development on a new “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series was already underway, it would make sense for Disney to take advantage of any family friendly content for Disney+
The four original “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies were released by Fox 2000 and that division was closed down shortly after Disney’s purchase. These four Wimpy Kid films brought in over $260 million at the box office globally and due to their small budgets, Fox was able to make a good profit on them.
What do you think of a new series based on a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.