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Miramax’s Upcoming ‘Halloween’ TV Series Will Be a “Creative Reset”

Miramax’s Upcoming ‘Halloween’ TV Series Will Be a “Creative Reset”

Michael Myers’ Fourteenth Chance

A reset is alluring — it’s what luxurious health retreats and Instagram-model detoxes promise. Although, detoxes don’t really detoxify because only the liver can do that. Scientific facts aside, a creative reset is easier to achieve — and when one is Miramax, Michael Myers’ fourteenth chance comes with a hefty price tag.

Moreover, last October, Miramax was granted the rights to the Halloween franchise and united with Malek Akkad’s Trancas International Films to create and co-produce a Halloween-centric TV series.

“Going Back to the Original Film”

In an interview with Deadline about the latest TV enterprise, Miramax leader Marc Helwig stated, “The foundation of it is the original film, the John Carpenter movie, the characters of that film, and perhaps a group of characters that we haven’t really focused on that much in recent film versions or even in a number of them.”

The executive went on to add, “It’s a creative reset completely and going back to the original film, as opposed to spinning out of any of the more recent film adaptations.”

One could interpret this as Miramax not wishing to be associated with David Gordon Green’s recent trilogy: Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills (2021), and Halloween Ends (2022).

Miramax’s Upcoming ‘Halloween’ TV Series Will Be a “Creative Reset”
Rohan Campbell in 'Halloween Ends' (2022) | Image Credit:IMDb

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While some thought that Halloween Ends had entertaining moments, including a surprisingly jaw-dropping opening and well-executed acting performances throughout, overall, it was considered a critical and box office bust. Moreover, when a franchise goes on too long, viewers grow weary of the same narrative. In the case of the aforementioned film, too many missteps overshadowed fleeting moments of splendor.

Besides distancing the upcoming series from the critically-panned 2022 film, Helwig also discussed the rapid-fire nature of creatives to get this film made. “We’re on a fast track; it’s a big priority for us. We’ve had lots of exciting conversations in recent months with a number of really talented people, and I think we’ll have a pretty good idea of what we’re going to be doing very soon. We’re hoping to lock down the creative team very soon.”

The Legacy Lives On

Evil may have died tonight — well, namely in 2022, when the 13th installation arguably bombed, but if fans have learned anything, it’s that Michael Myers cannot be killed (even when he’s shot repeatedly.) That hulking monster makes cats with nine lives look like they don’t get enough chances. So, Green’s Halloween trilogy may be very dead, but Michael Myers’ legacy lives on through TV.

No release date for the series has been set, but watch the original Halloween (1978), streaming on Amazon Prime

Miramax’s Upcoming ‘Halloween’ TV Series Will Be a “Creative Reset”
Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Halloween’ (1978) | Image Credit: IMDb

Halloween (1978) Official Trailer

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Cailen Fienemann is a current student at Le Moyne College pursuing her BA in English and Communications with a film studies minor and a creative writing concentration.  Though uncertain about her career end-goals, any job that allows her to write is a cherished one indeed.