Miramax Secures Halloween TV Rights
After a fierce bidding war, Miramax have come to an agreement with Trancas International for the television rights for the Halloween franchise. It hasn't been publicly said as of yet, but the race to win the rights was supposedly very tight between a few major names in the horror genre including A24 and Blumhouse.
As reported by Deadline, Miramax Television has signed a deal with Trancas to develop and co-produce a Halloween TV series, which also includes a first-look agreement on other television projects for the international marketplace. The new series is potentially looking at launching a cinematic universe that spans across both television and film. Miramax’s Head of Global TV Marc Helwig will be overseeing the franchise creatively in close collaboration with Akkad.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Halloween to television. We are thrilled to expand our long and successful partnership with Trancas and the brilliant Malek Akkad in introducing this iconic franchise to a new form of storytelling and a new generation of fans.” - Marc Helwig
“Trancas International Films is extremely enthused to be expanding our long-standing relationship with Miramax, and we look forward to working with Marc Helwig and the entire team in creating this new chapter.” - Malek Akkad
Since Helwig took over Miramax Television three years ago, the division has landed three on-air series. Mining and series development around existing Miramax IPs has been a main goal since Helwig came in, so it's no surprise Miramax have made this move.