Lionsgate is looking to return to Forks, Washington. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Lionsgate Television is in early development on a Twilight television series. Summit Entertainment, which is owned by Lionsgate, helped to bring author Stephenie Meyer’s incredibly popular book series to the big screen back in 2008. Now, the studio is looking to revisit the series and try to reignite the sparkle of the film franchise.
Per THR, as the project is still in the early stages, there isn’t a writer or television studio yet attached to the project. Lionsgate Television is hoping to lead the development of the project before it begins to shop the package around. The studio is currently on the hunt for a writer to help lead the project. Meyer, who penned the book series, will be involved with the development of the 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 screen. Twilight, 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.