Werewolf Flick, ‘Ginger Snaps’ Headed To The Small Screen

by Rob Caprilozzi

Even with a silver bullet you can’t keep a good werewolf down. Sid Gentle Films (the producer of Killing Eve) is set to partner with Copperheart Entertainment, producers of Ginger Snaps, to create a TV series adaptation of the film, according to a report on Deadline.

The project will be overseen by John Fawcett, co-creator and director of the original film and co-creator and executive producer of Orphan Black. Anna Ssemuyaba is on board to write the TV series, which is said to tell the tale 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.

Directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps made its debut in 2000 and starred Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss and Danielle Hampton. The film became a cult classic and two more films were created in 2004 with Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning.

“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,” said Woodward Gentle. “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.”

“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” says Copperheart Entertainment’s 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.”

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for the latest on the Ginger Snaps TV series.

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