Vampires from the Twilight Saga could also be on TV soon: After the 5 films, Lionsgate TV is reportedly working on a TV adaptation of the successful books.
The reboot craze continues in Hollywood and the eye has fallen on another very successful fantasy saga. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Lionsgate Television would be working on a tv series based on the saga of Twilight by the author Stephenie Meyer, already adapted for the big screen in five films that have grossed more than $3.3 billion globally. The TV adaptation is still in the early stages of development.
The Twilight Saga becomes a TV series: The first details
The production studio that owns the rights to the franchise is working directly on the potential series, so the project is not yet linked to a network or platform. Lionsgate plans to follow its development and then sell it to the highest bidder, and in the meantime is looking for a showrunner. As reported by qualified sources a The Hollywood Reporter, Wyck Godfrey ed Erik Feig they would be brought in as executive producers. Feig is the former co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, while Godfrey and his Temple Hill production company produced the five films of The Twilight Saga. Furthermore, the project should also involve the author of the books Stephenie Meyer.
The success of Twilight and the craze for reboots
The initial fantasy literary saga – centered on the seemingly impossible love story between a vampire and a human teenager – comprises four novels namely Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse e Breaking Dawn published between 2005 and 2008. Meyer then published Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined in 2015, which gender-swapped the two main characters Bella and Edward, and in 2020 Midnight Sun which told the story of the first book from Edward’s point of view. Five films were released in the cinema between 2008 and 2012 which launched the careers of the protagonists Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart e Taylor Lautner.
Although it is not yet specified, the potential series has every appearance of being a remake of the movies, based directly on the books. The strategy followed appears to be the same that Warner Bros. recently adopted with the Harry Potter franchiseordering a series based on the works of JK Rowling, with one season for each volume.