Vampires are set to invade our screens once again, with a TV adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book series, Twilight, being in the works, Lionsgate Television has confirmed, reports The Hollywood Reporter. While it is still in its early stages of development, sources have confirmed that Lionsgate Television, the studio that controls the rights to the franchise, will lead the development of the project before shopping the rights to potential buyers.
The Twilight TV series will bring back the beloved characters of Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, and follow the same storyline as the books. The TV series does not yet have a network/platform or a writer attached, but sources have said that writer Stephenie Meyer is expected to join the adaptation.
Fans of the franchise will be pleased to hear that Vic Godfrey and former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-chairman Eric Feig, who both worked on the film adaptation, have been attached to executive produce the Twilight TV series.
Twilight became a cultural phenomenon with its successful film adaptation starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. The film franchise grossed over $3.4 billion worldwide and made stars of its young cast.
While it remains to be seen who will be cast in the lead roles, fans are already eagerly awaiting Twilight’s return to their screens. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates on this exciting project.