‘Twilight’ TV Series in the Works?

It sure looks like it! My man in the Twilight zone, James, wrote on a long abandoned thread to share that Lionsgate, the company which owns the film and teevee rights to the Meyer novels. See The Hollywood Reporter piece, ‘Twilight’ TV Series in the Works (Exclusive) — Lionsgate Television is in early development on a series that could bring author Stephenie Meyer’s book series back to life after the wildly successful movies.

James thinks this is the key paragraph in the article:

The timing of the Twilight series comes as HBO Max recently confirmed that it was in early development ofHarry Pottertelevision adaptation with plans for a decade-long run of J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series with the controversial author attached as an executive producer. Genre programming continues to remain in high demand as Amazon last year launched a new take on The Lord of the Rings, with Warner Bros. Discovery also planning on making new installments of the feature films based on the J.R.R. Tolkien works.

I get it! The timing more than hints that there is a link here, if only in why a Twilight teevee show rumor created sufficient cause to report it as a story.

I think the more interesting angle on the show’s possibilities, though, was this idea:

Sinead Daly, whose credits include Tell Me Lies, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Raised by Wolves, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Get Down, is attached to write the script for Twilight. Sources say Daly is working with Lionsgate TV to determine what the specific take on Twilight will be and if it will be a remake of Meyer’s books or a different offshoot.

Meyer is reported to be involved in the project (duh), and, given her penchant for Orson Scott Card, it would be credible to think this version of the story might be told from another character’s perspective, Edward and his ‘father’ being the most obvious choices.

I’m excited about this rumor, which I hope is true, because it promises, if true and successful (top those conditions!), simultaneously to revitalize interest in Meyers’ work, Twilight and beyond, and to generate small screen treatments of favorite series. I’m thinking of the Chronicles of Narnia and the Ransom Trilogy, but fill in your favorite multi-volume work here — unless you’re a Divergent fan and the mention of ‘Lionsgate’ makes you shudder from the memory of their failed promises.


  1. I really really hope it is true.

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