After Bloody Disgusting’s report on Trancas International Films, headed by Malek Akkad, seeking to sell the television rights to the Halloween franchise, Miramax and A24 were said to be interested parties. Today, Deadline officially corroborated that Miramax was able to secure the rights to produce a television series under the Halloween banner.
Deadline reports, “Miramax Television has signed a wide-ranging deal with Trancas to develop and co-produce a Halloween TV series, which also includes a first-look agreement on other television projects for the international marketplace.”
“The new Halloween series is envisioned to potentially launch a cinematic universe spanning film and television. Miramax’s Head of Global TV Marc Helwig will be overseeing the franchise creatively in close collaboration with Akkad.”
“Jointly controlling both the film and TV rights would allow Miramax and Trancas to map out an integrated film-TV universe,” Deadline’s report also notes.
It serves as a reminder that the rights to the Halloween film are co-owned by Miramax and Trancas. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television,” Helwig said. “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.”
“Trancas International Films is extremely enthused to be expanding our long-standing relationship with Miramax, and we look forward to working with Marc Helwig and the entire team in creating this new chapter,” Akkad said.
The Halloween franchise, which has never before been adapted for television, saw its thirteenth installment last year with Halloween Ends. This upcoming adaptation marks a significant milestone for the franchise, as it ventures into the realm of television for the first time. Be on the lookout for further updates regarding the Halloween franchise and Miramax and Trancas’ intentions for it.