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A Legendary Horror Franchise Is Headed To Television

By Andrew Sanford | TV | March 11, 2024 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | March 11, 2024 |


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There was a time when even a moderately successful horror movie could see itself with three to four straight-to-video sequels. The producers could lure back a smaller cast member (or two), include whatever monster made the original a smash, or create a movie that’s a sequel in name only. Even Stephen King’s The Mangler earned two follow-ups. There are some horror films though that not only received successful sequels but stayed around long enough to be remade and rebooted. Thrice.

That will be the case with Halloween. John Carpenter’s 1978 slasher film has come a long way from its humble origins. After five sequels to the original (one unrelated), Halloween faced a soft reboot in Halloween: H20, bringing Jamie Lee Curtis’s Laurie Strode back from the dead. Her character was killed in the very next movie. Rob Zombie then remade the original film, which itself got a sequel. The franchise was rebooted in 2018 by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride, bringing Laurie Strode back from the dead again. That film also received two sequels. Now, the franchise is getting rebooted again.

Michael Myers is coming back for more. In a recent interview with Deadline, Miramax’s Head Of Worldwide Television, Marc Helwig, revealed that the franchise would see a “creative reset.” Not only will the franchise see new entries that are “going back to the original film” but these requels(?) will be on the small screen. Halloween will continue the story of Michael Myers on television. Soon.

Helwig told Deadline that the Halloween TV show is a “priority.” “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,” he told the outlet. “We’re hoping to lock down the creative team very soon.” This isn’t a guarantee that the show will happen. Executives say stuff like this all the time. But I don’t see Halloween staying on the shelf for long.

As for what the TV show will be? That we will have to wait for. Presumably, more details will emerge when a creative team is locked down. The article also mentions that the intention is to span television and film, so they must have some idea of what they want. Those plans could change, though, as these things often do.