It seems old franchises are continuing to get new life. The Scream universe is back and thriving, a Gremlins animated series is coming soon, and now it seems we are getting more Twilight. Yes, you read that right. A Twilight TV series is in the works via Lionsgate Television. But, in a surprise turn of events, the new Twilight series actually won’t be live-action, instead we will soon see an animated Twilight series. We’re very curious about how this will play out.

We may soon get a Twilight TV series. A promo image from Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 shows Edward, Bella, and Jacob running towards the camera followed by other vampires
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Deadline reveals that Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns shared the news of an animated Twilight show at the Morgan Stanley media conference. He noted, “We’re going to go out with the Twilight series, an animated series, I think there’ll be a lot of interest in that.” We’re sure there will be. When news of the project first arrived, reports did not note its animated nature.

But the publication shares that the Twilight show “had been envisioned as animated from the get-go.” We suppose it would be hard to compete with the live-action version already in the world, so an animated Twilight series is a good way to go. Animation could allow Twilight to bring some of its magical components to life more intricately.

Initially, The Hollywood Reporter, reported that writer Sinead Daly would pen the script, but the latest update on the new Twilight series did not offer confirmation.

Sources also say that Twilight author Stephanie Meyer could be working behind the scenes for this show. And honestly, it is not a bad idea to have a Twilight TV series at all, especially an animated one. There are certainly a plethora of stories that could be told in that universe outside of the dramz we got with Bella, Edward, and Jacob over the course of the Twilight film franchise. Of course, we may just see a retelling of the main trio’s story. What will Renesmee look like this go-around? Only time will tell. But whatever the animated Twilight TV series has in store for us, we are certainly keeping our eyes open for more information. Hold on tight, Spider Monkey. We’re in for another wild ride.

Originally published on April 19, 2023.