Michael Myers is coming home on TV, as Miramax has won the television rights to the Halloween franchise, which are controlled by Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films, following a heated bidding war for the property, with plans to produce a new series that could potentially launch an all-new cinematic universe.
Deadline reports today that “Miramax Television has signed a wide-ranging deal with Trancas to develop and co-produce a Halloween TV series, which also includes a first-look agreement on other television projects for the international marketplace.” The article goes on to state that the new series is envisioned to potentially launch a cinematic universe that would span both film and television.
Trancas most recently produced the successful Halloween feature trilogy for Miramax and Blumhouse directed by David Gordon Green.
Miramax’s Head of Global TV Marc Helwig will be overseeing the franchise creatively in close collaboration with Akkad.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television,” Helwig said. “We are thrilled to expand our long and successful partnership with Trancas and the brilliant Malek Akkad in introducing this iconic franchise to a new form of storytelling and a new generation of fans.”
Jointly controlling both the film and TV rights will now allow Miramax and Trancas to map out “an integrated film-TV universe”.
“Trancas International Films is extremely enthused to be expanding our long-standing relationship with Miramax, and we look forward to working with Marc Helwig and the entire team in creating this new chapter,” Akkad said.
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