Lionsgate is Plotting a Potential “Twilight” Animated Series

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in "Twilight"

It’s been over a decade since the Twilight series ended its run, and it seems we’ll soon be reunited with Edward and Bella. Lionsgate Television is planning to expand this franchise with an animated Twilight series, based on Stephanie Meyer’s hit book series.

The potential Twilight series has been in early development at Lionsgate TV since April last year, and they seem to be making progress with this project. Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, dropped some hints about this franchise during a recent press conference and said, “We’re going to go out with the Twilight series, an animated series, I think there’ll be a lot of interest in that.”

Bringing Twilight back would make a lot of sense for Lionsgate since the original film franchise found a major box-office success, despite mixed reviews. The five films grossed over $5.28 billion worldwide before the franchise concluded its run with Breaking Dawn – Part 2 in 2012.

Twilight isn’t the only franchise that Lionsgate wants to expand right now. Burns also teased their plans for the future of the John Wick series, saying, “I think we’ll take one of our great action franchises starring Keanu Reeves, I think it’ll be a television series.”