While I always enjoyed the Planet of the Apes movies, I'm amazed at how they were able to create so much based on what was essentially just one scene. If you've seen the original, the final two minutes is what the whole movie is about. Up until the last scene, the movie is a pretty good sci-fi movie, but once know the full story, it's an order of magnitude better. I will say the second and third movie both had some surprise endings as well, but it's never quite been the same. If you've seen the original movie, and have no idea what I'm talking about, go watch it now. You've got time before the new one premieres.
Regardless of where the new series goes, it can't possibly have the same surprise...because everyone knows how the original ends, and it started in a different place in the series. That's why I'm surprised this series still has legs. Are apes really that scary that we're worried they'll take over the planet if a virus wipes out lots of humans/
What's the lesson here? If you have a good idea, don't stop! Lots of people think they'll run out of ideas so they keep them all in their head. That's a great way to hoard ideas...but ultimately nothing gets done. If you think you have something, go with it! Try several times. Keep putting out movies until they get bad, and then reboot and put out more until they get bad...and then put out another two anyway (I'm looking at your Spider-man). If Hollywood can still get me excited about Commissioner Gordon fighting apes in the post-pandemic San Francisco, anything is possible.