Sinead Daly to Pen ‘Twilight’ TV Series for Lionsgate Television

The ‘Twilight’ television series will be penned by ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ writer Sinead Daly.

Following the news that Lionsgate Television is looking to return to Forks, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the series has nabbed a writer. Sinead Daly, who has worked on Tell Me Lies, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Raised by Wolves, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Get Down, has boarded the project. Daly will work directly with Lionsgate Television to determine whether the series will be a remake or rather a different offshoot from the films.

The project is still in the early stages and, despite Daly’s involvement, the series does not yet have a home. Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight saga, is expected to be involved with the development of the television series. While Wyck Godfrey and former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig are set to serve as executive producers.

News of the Twilight television series comes on the heels of Max’s news that it was looking to bring Harry Potter to the small screenTwilight, of course, kicked off its franchise run just as Harry Potter was preparing to say goodbye. Both franchises — along with The Hunger Games — proved to be hugely successful and sent Hollywood on the hunt for the next big YA adaptation. To date, the Twilight movie franchise has pulled in an impressive $3.4 billion worldwide and helped to further propel the careers of leads, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Source: THR.

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