An ‘Underworld’ TV Series Is In The Works

Rejoice, Underworld fans: the franchise is leaping from the big screen to the small screen very soon.  According to Deadline, director/producer Len Wiseman and his company Sketch Films are close to a deal that will bring the popular movie series to television.  Seen as a big departure from the films in terms of tone and appeal, the relaxed standards of premium cable and/or streaming services is being looked at as a potential home for the series.

The Underworld franchise, which consists of five films and Kate Beckinsale as heroine Selene, has grossed over $220 million in domestic theaters and close to $500 million worldwide since debuting in 2003.  The movies tell the tale of vampire Selene, who is also a Death Dealer.  The revenge epic has been a huge hit with both vampire fans as well as the casual horror crowd.  Wiseman, who has also been tabbed to direct the next entry in the Die Hard franchise, has been involved in all of the Underworld films thus far.  He directed (and co-wrote) both Underworld (2003)and Underworld: Evolution (2006), and was credited as a producer on the other three.  For the TV series adaptation, he will once again serve as Executive Producer.

A distributor for the Underworld television series is still being sought, but is being viewed as merely a formality.  Sony’s television division Screen Gems will also be involved in the project, as it was with all of the movies.

Stay tuned to HNN for more details as they become available!

Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin has been writing for Horror News Network since 2012. Catch up with him on Twitter at @Makasupa and read his in-depth bio on our About Us page.

Similar Articles

Comments

Latest News

Syfy Boasts Spooky Lineup For Halloween Month

October is just around the corner and, of course, that means Halloween will be here before we know it. And the Syfy Channel aims...

Mickey Rourke, Taye Diggs Join Horror Film ‘Mammon’

A new horror/thriller is fleshing out its cast--and this week the project landed a couple of big fish. Mickey Rourke and Taye Diggs have signed...

Netflix Reveals Latest Teaser Trailer For ‘Hubie Halloween’

With October only hours away, Netflix dropped a new teaser trailer for Hubie Halloween. The rundown of the latest Adam Sandler film will follow “A...

Zac Efron Boards ‘Firestarter’ Reboot

Big news today from Universal, Blumhouse and Weed Road Productions as they have announced that Zac Efron (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, The...

‘The Craft’ Sequel Drops Trailer, Gets Release Date

A cult horror favorite from the '90s is finally getting a sequel--and it will hit VOD platforms just in time for Halloween. The Craft: Legacy--a continuation of...

Newsletter Sign-Up

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our bi-monthly newsletter consists of the latest horror news and CT HorrorFest happenings.

Site Sponsors