It’s been newly announced that Ginger Snaps, the cult classic werewolf horror film which spawned one sequel and one prequel, is being reinvented as a new television series.
Very excited to be working on this! https://t.co/2Hfrn8V2U7
— Anna-Maria Ssemuyaba (@AnnaSsemuyaba) October 28, 2020
As reported by Deadline:
The series “tells the story of sisters, Ginger and Brigette, who are self-imposed outcasts in their hometown. Inseparable and fascinated with the macabre, they make a pact to escape their sleepy suburban home by sixteen or else take their own lives. But on the night of her first period, Ginger is attacked and infected by a werewolf which unleashes a monstrous kind of puberty. Brigette can’t understand this new version of her sister who is violent and sexual. As a bloody trail begins to form in Ginger’s wake, Brigette must find a way to curb her sister’s new cravings or risk losing her forever.”
Sally Woodward Gentle of Sid Gentle Films, who will be co-producing the series, had this to say:
“I have long been a fan of the brilliant original. It’s just the kind of twisted, provocative and wildly entertaining story that we love at Sid Gentle,” she started. “It’s been 20 years since the world was introduced to the iconic teen girl werewolf and we can’t wait to re-introduce her to already devoted and eager new horror fans alike.”
The series will also be co-produced by Copperheart Entertainment, the production company behind the original trilogy of Ginger Snaps films. Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban stated:
“We love Killing Eve, and its darkly comic tone and strong feminist outlook are very much in line with what we were doing with the Ginger Snaps movies” said Hoban. “And now, the combination of Anna, John and this incredible producing team, on both sides of the Atlantic, is the perfect alchemy to transform Ginger Snaps into a stunning new series.”
The new Ginger Snaps series will be executive produced by John Fawcett, co-creator and director of the original film. Anna Ssemuyaba is attached to write the potential series. Sid Gentle’s Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris executive produce alongside Clark Peterson, Fawcett and Copperheart’s Hoban.
“Could it be more socially relevant in this day and age to launch the television series, Ginger Snaps?,” John Fawcett said. “For me, this is the ultimate follow-up to Orphan Black and I know those fans will find new love with the iconic Ginger and Brigette Fitzgerald. Anna Ssemuyaba is the perfect writer to help us bring our edgy, girl-power horror story to the small screen. I can’t wait for a big bite of this!”
Writer Anna Ssemuyaba had this to add:
“I have long loved Ginger Snaps and its incisive portrayal of the agony, ecstasy, and unbridled rage that comes with being a teenage girl,” said Ssemuyaba. I’m honoured to be reimagining it for a new audience.”
Ginger Snaps is often considered to be at the top of the werewolf genre, and as such many horror fans have been eager for more content under the brand. Hopefully this potential new Ginger Snaps TV series manages to deliver on that front, especially with all of the talent involved.