Twilight TV series in the works at Lionsgate TV: reports

Twilight TV series in the works at Lionsgate TV: reports

The author of the best-selling book series will also reportedly be involved in the TV adaptation.
20 Apr, 2023

The Twilight Saga is coming back to your screens. A television series version of Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling book series is in early development under Lionsgate Television.

The popular film adaptations of the franchise grossed over $3.4 billion worldwide and made actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner global household names. The first part of the film series hit cinemas in 2008 and released a part every year till it concluded with The Breaking Dawn: Part 2 in 2012.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sinead Daly who has worked on Tell Me Lies, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Raised by Wolves, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Get Down will be writing the script for the television version of the film and book franchise.

Daly is working with Lionsgate TV to decide what direction the TV world of forks will take and whether it will be remake of Meyer’s books or a different take, said the news outlet’s sources.

It is also not decided which network or platform will be airing the Twilight TV series as according to the sources, the studio plans on developing the project before selling the rights for it to potential buyers. Currently, Lionsgate owns the rights to the franchise.

Meyer is also expected to be involved in the adaptation process. Wyck Godfrey and former co-president Erik Feig of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, who during his time at Summit Entertainment bought the rights to the Twilight book series after being passed by Paramount Pictures, are reported to act as executive producers for the show.

All five movies in the franchise were produced under the banner of Godfrey’s Temple Hill and was distributed by Summit.

“There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories,” referring to both Twilight and The Hunger Games franchises, said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer during an earning call with Wall Street in 2017.

Recently, the film franchise moved to NBCUniversal’s Peacock. Earlier, it was available on Netflix for streaming.

The news site noted the timing of this development as recently it was announced that the Harry Potter series is in it early-development phase at Max for a television adaptation with the controversial author.