Remember ‘The Twilight Saga’? It’s being remade into a TV series.

I had the best time looking up all of these old photos of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson at various Twilight premieres. Say what you will about those films, but K-Stew and R-Pattz had so much chemistry on and off-screen. The premiere photos are a whole journey, especially now that we’re more than a decade removed. The Twilight franchise really defined a whole generation and now a new generation will fall in love with sparkly vampires and lip-biters all over again. Yes, on the heels of the news about the Harry Potter series being remade, it looks like Lionsgate is looking to remake Twilight into a TV series.

The Twilight Saga is getting the television treatment as sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that a series version of author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book series is in early development via Lionsgate Television.

The Twilight TV series is in its infancy and does not yet have a network/platform or a writer as sources say the studio, which controls the rights to the franchise, plans to lead the development on the project before shopping the rights to the package. There is not yet a timeline for when the Twilight series will be taken out to potential buyers as Lionsgate first plans to find a writer to steer it.

Sources say author Meyer is expected to be involved in the television adaptation. Wyck Godfrey and former Lionsgate Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig, who during his tenure at Summit Entertainment bought the rights to the Twilight book series after Paramount Pictures passed, are both attached to exec produce the television take. Godfrey’s Temple Hill banner produced all five of the movies that Feig’s Summit distributed. The film franchise, which made stars of Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, collectively grossed more than $3.4 billion worldwide.

Twilight is a major piece of Lionsgate’s library. In 2017, five years after Breaking Dawn: Part 2 wrapped up Meyer’s film adaptation, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told Wall Street during an earnings call that “there are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories,” in reference to both Twilight and The Hunger Games franchises.

[From THR]

“There are a lot more stories to be told…” Then tell those stories? Why remake an already-beloved series, especially given that (in retrospect) they captured lightning in a bottle pairing Pattinson and Stewart? While I’m sure they could find two new young actors with chemistry, I’m not sure anyone could compete with the original? So why not just do… new characters within the Twilight universe or something? What’s going on with Stephenie Meyer? Or just hire a new writer to create stories in the same universe? My God.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, ‘Twight’ poster.

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  1. Flowerlake says:


    What’s up with these older movie franchises getting tv shows? Especially this one. Even back then people thought it was either problematic or weird. Will be even more so now. I don’t think there’s that much of a fandom for the books as there used to be either.

    There are so many more good fantasies that could get a tv show.
    Some actually had. Case in point: Lockwood & Co on Netflix, which is a very good series.
    Watch it y’all. You won’t regret it.

    • Erin says:

      Right, here we go again with rebooting something old and trying to squeeze every last penny out of the IP.

      • PrincessOfWaffles says:

        It’s not even old. It’s too young to have new faces. Does that generation even watch this kind of show? Why can’t they try to make a whole new film? The lack of novelty…

    • Josephine says:

      Eh, I got no problem with it. The target audience will be a new group of teens/kids and hopefully they’ll go with a more modern story line. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a great movie to tv-series so I guess they’re hoping to get something along that line.

      • Old_Crone says:

        A few years ago I listed my twilight books for sale and a middle school teacher contacted asking me if I could donate them because her students were obsessed with the series and the library didn’t have enough copies. I would agree that there is a whole new audience for them. Though it was also a whole universe that could be explored more.

      • Flowerlake says:

        Even then people pointed out how creepy Edward’s obsession for Bella was (sneaking into her room, watching her sleep without her consent etc).
        That was pre- #metoo.

        Gen Z and the generation after that are even more likely to be critical.

        There is so much good young adult fantasy that could be explored instead.

        Also, it’s not like the movies are that old. The Lord of the Rings movies are older and lots of young people still watch that. So if they really want to see this, they can just watch the movies.

    • JesMa says:

      I actually think a TV series would be popular. The waitlist for the Twilight books in my daughter’s middle school was so long I had to get them from our county library instead.

  2. Andrea says:

    I guess at 52 I’m too old to know about any of this. I thought I saw a clip of Howard Stern interviewing Kristen Stewart about proposing to her girlfriend? I’ve only seen one of her movies.. she was a child of the actress who starred in the rape movie.. anyway my impression from that movie was she reminded me of a little boy.

  3. Arizona says:

    yeah, not sure we need to bring back the creepy old vampire who stalked his love interest. and the story is batshit. maybe they could get better actors at least, because I definitely never saw any of this chemistry between the two of them on or off screen.

  4. blue says:

    Not sure this’ll be a great success. Maybe we’ve outgrown vampire shows? The movies didn’t put Taylor Lautner on anyone’s A-list.

    • Sid says:

      They tried hard to make Lautner a star, even getting him a high profile starring role in another film, but his acting is bad and he lacks the charm and screen presence that has allowed other mediocre actors to become stars.

  5. Maeve says:

    Can you believe it’s over ten years since the ‘KStew cheating on RPattz’ scandal? What a summer that was! Between that, Katie leaving Tom and the London Olympics I spent so much time hitting refresh I don’t think I got any work done!

    • mia girl says:

      Right??!! These pictures make me nostalgic for a great era of gossip and great times on this site. Stewart & Pattinson, George and Amal, LeAnne/Brandi/what’s his name, Katie & Tom and so on! There were a few years there where so many celebrities gave us so many scandals and ongoing fodder to gossip about.

      • Erin says:

        I was listening to the radio and heard an old Leanne song yesterday and I started thinking about all that gossip from back then. Those were the days. Then I started wondering what she’s been up to lately and how I’m surprised she hasn’t put out any music in a while and then I looked it up and she put an album out last year and I never heard anything about it.

      • mia girl says:

        @erin – Yeah I hadn’t seen anything about her in forever, but then a couple Sundays back while waiting for the new episode of Succession to drop, we killed time watching a “Grammy’s Tribute to The Beach Boys” and she was one of the performers. On a show with singers like Brandi Carlisle, John Legend, Lady A and Nora Jones, Leanne actually gave one of the best performances. She’s never been a favorite of mine as a person, but I had forgotten just how great she can sing.

      • Erin says:

        Oh wow and I’m not surprised, when I was listening to the song I was thinking how she has such a great voice.

  6. Vivica says:

    Confession time: Twilight FanFiction is my guilty pleasure. I really hope they use some of the fanfiction stories & writers for the series. They have so many cannon prequel / continuing stories that are wonderful. Hell, a FanFiction Series would be amazing. Different storylines per season and such.

    • Sunshine says:

      OMG, I’m so glad I caught your comment. Fanfic is my fave. Do you read at I am so flipping excited about this b/c I feel like it’s going to inspire so many more writers and we’re going to get some amazing fanfic.

      • Vivica says:

        Sure do! Haha, it would be an amazing platform for new episode ideas and for new stories.

    • Sudie says:

      Twilight fanfiction is my go to when things get stressful or sad in real life. I have to escape at times and fanfic does the trick for me. There are far better writers of fanfic than Stephanie Meyer could ever be. I also get my stories from Fanfiction*net.

  7. OldLady says:

    Oh I loved that first film. I hated it as well for the obvious stalker reasons but the love is stronger.

    The rest of the series were unfathomably bad but I will always watch the first one if I see it is on.

  8. AnnaKist says:

    Oh, just kill me already. Its 2 biggest fans – 4t5+ teaching coleagues. And, yes, it is as pargwric as it sounds. Fingers crossed the mew principal will not tolerate their past shenanigans.we live in hope.._

  9. Concern Fae says:

    Why are they remaking the original? Witcher: Blood Origin.

  10. Sass says:

    Lol omg.

    My teen daughter, neighbor and I cohost a podcast about tween movies and while these are firmly PG13 we have started watching them. The nice thing about our podcast is honestly the discussions I get to have with my kid. Even setting aside the problematic nature of the material (and especially adding it in) the discussions are great with this particular series. What I find remarkable for me is how all these years after their release I find myself really impressed with the acting from everyone. There are some obvious cheeseball moments but overall the acting is really well done.

    I read all the books in my early 20s and it was great escapism especially as I was living in the middle of nowhere (cows, cotton and corn) with my grandparents. But as I got older I recognized the issues and I didn’t care for the films. Essentially I grew out of it. But revisiting it as an older adult I can better appreciate the actors at least.

    I’m not sure how I feel about a reboot. I do find Meyer herself to be an author who goes with what’s trendy in regards to what she does with her body of work, so I’m not surprised.

  11. Mash says:

    For me, it comes down to how much they want/can change but if Meyers is heavily involved they likely cant/wont. Imagine if they could age it up to college or increase diversity or decrease the problematic aspects to the romance or remove imprinting entirely, etc. One good thing for TV is to have an episode for every other vampire’s backstory – some are truly wild.

  12. Mei says:

    I just hope they get better screen writers than they did for the films, because my god some of the lines were dire and the poor actors couldn’t do anything with them. Guessing they were probably lifted straight from the books, but what works on a page definitely does not always work in motion.

    Kristen Stewart was actually inspired casting, many people could have played Edward but she really nailed Bella IMO. Will be interesting to see if they do the same story or more broadly within the world which would be much better. Some of the vampires have such cool powers, would be fun to explore their backstories.

  13. HeyKay says:

    Thank You. No.

  14. TeamMeg says:

    I’m into it. Not ashamed to admit. Speaking as someone who cut her teeth on Dark Shadows in the seventies, and read the Twilight books with my teenagers. I like the idea of remaking the saga for a TV series; then, if it’s any good, keeping it going with new material. These characters are timeless, especially Bella, a strong young female protagonist. Looking forward to a new version of her and the other characters, played by fresh talent.

  15. AC says:

    I read the Twilight books in my 20s. And so did many of my coworkers who were women, even my older sister who’s a VP of a company at the time. Nothing to hide, it was a great stress free read and fun to watch with girl friends and sisters 🙂 . We even loved talking about it.
    Loved the leads also, and Rob’s and Kristen’s great chemistry on and off-screen(sooo agree with Kaiser on this actually a lot of us saw this too 🙂 ). To me they were perfectly matched . We probably won’t see a celeb couple promoting a film that had this much chemistry for a while(Zendaya and Tom comes close) and which so many people were invested in their relationship(inc me lots of laugh), but unfortunately to the point of paps stalking them.
    In regards to having a reboot . I don’t know . They did a reboot also of gossip girl(I liked the original series) , but the reboot was terrible and was canceled. It couldn’t stand to the original(Ed and Leighton to me were closest to the Twilight leads chemistry and they’re both amazing actors on GG). Hopefully the next HP and Twilight tv series will note lessons on that failed reboot.

  16. phlyfiremama says:

    Kstew & Rpatz had SERIOUS chemistry during that time frame. The are they/aren’t they was IMO what sold the entire series, regardless of the problematic issues around the series

  17. Abbie says:

    Those movies are TERRIBLE omg. I liked the books and thought they were fun escapism, but my god, the movies were a joke. Nobody could act to save their life, it was like a parody.
    Hopefully the remake will have better actors and an actual good-looking Edward.

  18. Chiara_Boss says:

    I mean it already exists and is called “Vampire’s Diaries” and its many spin-offs 🤣
    Aren’t we past the era when a 100-something year old bloodsucking predator dating a teenager is finally officially acknowledged as creepy AF?