Twilight, Lionsgate develops the TV series from the novels by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight it will become a TV series. Lionsgate – the production company that brought to the cinema, from 2008 to 2012, the five films starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – is developing a television series based on the novels of The Twilight Saga written by best-selling author Stephenie Meyer.
The scoop was launched on Wednesday 19 April by the very reliable The Hollywood Reporter, bible of american cinema and television. The details are still few, as the project is in its early stages of development. It is still too early to know who, between broadcasters and streaming platforms (most likely the latter), will win the Twilight television series. Lionsgate Television has entrusted the task to US author Sinead Daly, who in the past penned the scripts of series such as Tell Me Lies, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Raised by Wolves, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency e The Get Down.
Daly is currently working with Lionsgate to determine what the narrative premise of this television project will be Twilight. It has not yet been decided whether it will be a remake of the novels – the road that Warner Bros. Discovery has decided to take with the TV series of Harry Potter – or if the series of Twilight will explore more stories from the world of Bella, Edward and Jacob. Stephenie Meyer, according to rumors, will be involved in the project but probably in a consultancy role.
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The franchise of Twilight was one of the biggest cinematic successes of the late 2000s and early 1000s, grossing $3.346 million at the global box office. Stephenie Meyer previously worked with Starz – the Lionsgate-owned broadcaster which the latter intends to separate from its TV and film division – on the TV series The Rook, based on the novel of the same name by Daniel O’Malley. Meyer left the production after filming the first two episodes wrapped due to creative differences.