‘Halloween’ TV Series Will Be a Complete “Creative Reset”

Today brings our first official update on the upcoming Halloween TV series that is currently in development, as the future of the Michael Myers franchise begins to take shape with new comments from Miramax’s Head Of Worldwide Television Marc Helwig.

In a new interview, speaking about the Halloween TV series, Marc Helwig tells Deadline, “We’re on a fast track, it’s a big priority for us. We’ve had lots of exciting conversations in recent months with a number of really talented people, and I think we’ll have a pretty good idea of what we’re going to be doing very soon. We’re hoping to lock down the creative team very soon.”

On what direction the new project will take, Helwig confirms that it will not continue the storyline from the recent trilogy of Halloween movies, which culminated with 2022’s Halloween Ends. “It’s a big world,” he says, before adding, “So I don’t think that is an opportunity to go off the back of that,” in reference to Ends.

Offering only the vaguest of clues as to what we can expect, Helwig further states, “The foundation of it is the original film, the John Carpenter movie, the characters of that film, and perhaps a group of characters that we haven’t really focused on that much in recent film versions or even in a number of them.”

Most notably, Helwig clarifies, “It’s a creative reset completely and going back to the original film, as opposed to spinning out of any of the more recent film adaptations.”

As previously reported, Miramax 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, in a deal that was announced in October of 2023. It was announced at that time that Helwig would be overseeing the franchise creatively in close collaboration with Akkad.

Stay tuned as this story continues to develop, and tell us in the comments below how you would like to see Michael Myers return.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.