Looks like one of the most iconic faces of horror will be sticking around. Miramax just landed the TV rights to the Halloween franchise.

Miramax, controlled by Trancas International Films, scored the television rights to the popular horror franchise after an intense bidding war. The agreement expands Miramax’s existing relationship with Halloween; the studio recently produced David Gordon Green’s film trilogy alongside Blumhouse.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television,” said Marc Helwig, Head of Global TV at Miramax. “We are thrilled to expand our long and successful partnership with Trancas and the brilliant Malek Akkad in introducing this iconic franchise to a new form of storytelling and a new generation of fans.”

The new Miramax Television deal gives the studio the rights to develop and co-produce a Halloween TV series, as well as a first-look agreement on other TV projects aimed at the international market.

Perhaps most excitingly for fans, the fact that Miramax nabbed the TV rights means we now have the potential for a true Halloween cinematic universe, spanning both film and television.

John Carpenter’s original Halloween debuted back in 1978, and introduced horror fans to the now-iconic killer Michael Myers. Since then, an additional dozen Halloween features have been made. 

Most recently, Green brought back original star Jamie Lee Curtis to carry a new trilogy, which wrapped with 2022’s Halloween Ends. The success of this latest series of films no doubt helped push Miramax to nab the television rights to the franchise.

So, what do you think about a potential Halloween cinematic universe across film and TV? Will you check out the planned Halloween TV series? Let us know in the comments below.

Meanwhile, for more horror content leading up to October 31, check out THS Fright-A-Thon.

Source: Deadline

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