We're less than a month away from the release of a brand-new Halloween movie, and one of the film's producers is voicing his support for a TV series based on the franchise. Moreover, the idea's been kicked around constantly for the past decade.
“You know, it’s something that we’ve had for a long time, and I definitely want to see it done," said Malek Akkad, who's been a part of the Halloween family for the last 23 years, having joined with 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. “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.”
Should a show ever become a reality, Michael Myers would definitely be a part of it, the producer added.
“The one we were developing and that I still feel very strongly about, he’s involved in it. 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 ... I wish I could talk more about it, but it’s something we’re looking at very closely.”
Taking a classic cinematic property and turning it into a uniquely different TV show certainly isn't impossible. Just look at FX's Fargo, which bears little to no resemblance to the 1996 Coen Brothers movie of the same name, but has been one of the most acclaimed shows of the past decade.