Miramax Talks Halloween TV Series and What to Expect

Announced shortly after the Halloween 45 Convention in Pasadena, Trancas and Miramax inked a deal last October to produce a television series based on Halloween. Miramax’s Head of Worldwide Television, Marc Helwig, gives us a look into what’s happening in development.

“We’re on a fast track, it’s a big priority for us,” Helwig said. “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.”

Helwig confirmed they have no plans to continue from where David Gordon Green’s recent trilogy ended, which is a good thing, nor was it likely to expand off much of the existing 13-film franchise. Instead the series will likely return to its origins and be a fresh start for the story.

“It’s a big world,” Helwig said. “I don’t think that is an opportunity to go off the back of [Halloween Ends]. 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. 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.”

We’re waiting patiently for this to happen as well as the series adaptation of Crystal Lake from Bryan Fuller.