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Michael Myers Could Be Making a Big Return on Television

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Michael Myers Could Be Making a Big Return on Television

As we heard this past fall, the Halloween franchise has left Dimensions Films, which means Michael Myers will not be coming back in the planned Halloween Returns film. Since then, there’s been no mention on the future of the Halloween franchise and where it would end up. The latest rumours have come directly from Fangoria, apparently Halloween will be going the television series root.

With European Film Market wrapping last week, FANGORIA received word from a filmmaker who wished to remain anonymous that the newly available franchise may have skipped EFM in order to pursue a small screen alternative. While these reports are unconfirmed and should be taken with a grain of salt, our source says that the producers of the HALLOWEEN franchise have recently begun discussions with potential network representatives to bring Michael Myers to television. However, one shouldn’t expect HALLOWEEN to be the next WALKING DEAD: our source has said the television reboot would be a “limited series event”, with the option being restricted to a 3-to-5 season commitment akin to Guillermo del Toro’s TV adaptation of THE STRAIN.

While the idea of a HALLOWEEN TV series may seem far-fetched, the potential reasoning behind the move would be the series’ complicated chronology; a small-screen HALLOWEEN reboot could give the franchise a definitive “clean break” from the original HALLOWEEN films as well as the polarizing Rob Zombie remakes in a far less risky fashion than a new theatrical reboot. Apparently, the timeline issue was a major factor in why Dimension failed to reboot the series post-HALLOWEEN II (2009), and should the rumors prove themselves to be true, a HALLOWEEN series would help reintroduce the HALLOWEEN mythos to a new generation outside of the shadows of either timeline. Furthermore, with the series’ slasher-structure, only a select few cast members would survive from season to season, preventing the need for expensive, long-term performer contracts.

Halloween TV Series

However, our source claims that these developments are fairly new in nature, and Trancas International Pictures is still fielding offers from production entities regarding bringing HALLOWEEN to the big screen. However, as budget horror becomes a more and more of a rarity in Hollywood, HALLOWEEN’s studio search might not have gone as smoothly as planned as Malek Akkad & Trancas still aim to keep up the franchise’s costly, old-school production value; in other words, a micro-budget, day-and-date HALLOWEEN film might be off-the-table, which could give way to a HALLOWEEN series that could carry that cinematic production value.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens at this point, but it all sounds very exciting. I would love to see a TV series for Halloween, and Michael Myers stalking the streets of haddonfield once again. We will keep you all updated with this story.

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