The new Halloween movie is approaching fast and expectations are high. However, this isn’t the only Michael Myers related new material we can expect in the future, and I’m not talking about the possible sequel either. One of the producers, Malek Akkad, revealed a couple of years ago that a Halloween TV series was in the works, although not much had been revealed since. Now, in a recent interview the producer has confirmed that there are still plans for the show.
In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, Akkad had this to say about the possibility of a Halloween TV Show:
“You know, it’s something that we’ve had for a long time and I definitely want to see it done, When we started doing it… this was in development about a decade ago. At the time, I think the thought was we don’t want to cannibalize the theatrical. Let’s keep it as a theatrical event movie. If that starts flowing down, we would address TV. Nowadays, we all know, TV is pulling out ahead of theatrical in a way that surprised everybody, certainly me.”
Although he didn’t reveal any specific details about the movie, he did confirm the inclusion of Michael Myers and possibly some other familiar characters:
“The one we were developing and that I still feel very strongly about, he’s involved in it,” Akkad said. “That’s really all I can say about it now. It wouldn’t look anything like your traditional Halloween movie, but he’s in there as are a lot of other characters but used in different and interesting ways.”
Of course, all of the focus and attention right now is on the new movie. Hopefully once that has been released we can expect some more news about the show. About the upcoming release, Akkad said:
“Just getting across the finish line for this one, that’s the goal right now,” we’ve got the wind at our back, everything looks good. Before we start talking about anything else, it’s all about the movie. [The show] is something that there’s been some discussions.”
Watch Halloween on October 19.