Well this is a most welcome early Halloween treat. The Canadian coming of age Werewolf cult classic, Ginger Snaps is getting adapted into a new television series.
It has been revealed that Sid Gentle Films, known for producing the hit series Killing Eve, and Copperheart Entertainment have partnered to bring the cult classic horror movies to the small screen. Not only that but the original director and co-creator John Fawcett is on board to executive produce the TV series.
According to a new report, Anna Ssemuyaba (Guerrilla) is on board to write the Ginger Snaps TV show. No network or streaming service is attached at the moment but Endeavor Content is on board to handle worldwide sales. John Fawcett will executive produce alongside Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Clark Peterson and Steve Hoban. John Fawcett had this to say in a statement.
“Could it be more socially relevant in this day and age to launch the television series, Ginger Snaps? For me, this is the ultimate follow-up to Orphan Black and I know those fans will find new love with the iconic Ginger and Brigette Fitzgerald. Anna Ssemuyaba is the perfect writer to help us bring our edgy, girl-power horror story to the small screen. I can’t wait for a big bite of this!”
Ginger Snaps was originally released in 2000. It tells the story of two outcast goth sisters, Ginger and Brigitte. On the night of Ginger’s first period, she is brutally attacked by a creature in the woods. Ginger’s wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right, leaving Brigitte to save her sister as well as herself.
Ginger Snaps has been in my Halloween viewing rotation for years so to say I’m excited for a new take on this film is an understatement. Emily Perkins and Katherine Isabelle had perfect as the socially awkward Fitzgerald sisters. The franchise had two follow-up sequels the second of which starred a very young Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black.
Are you excited for a Ginger Snaps TV series? Let us know in the comments!