The Mortal Instruments and Resident Evil franchises are set to hit the small screen.
Variety is reporting that Constantin Film, the German production house, is developing television spin-offs to the Mortal Instruments and Resident Evil movies.
They quote Constantin exec board chairman Martin Moszkowicz as saying:
Constantin has a lot of feature film brands and we are moving them into television. For instance, we own the rights to the book series The Mortal Instruments, and we just hired a showrunner in Los Angeles, and our offices in Los Angeles and Canada are starting production next year on at least two or three international shows.”
As Moszkowicz says, the production company is “moving rapidly.”
Ed Decter, the showrunner known for Unforgettable and The Client List, is rumoured to be attached to the Mortal Instruments series, which Moszkowicz says will begin production next year.
Unfortunately, there hasn’t been anything revealed about the Resident Evil series. There have been five films in the Resident Evil franchise, with the sixth expected to arrive sometime in 2016.
The Mortal Instruments franchise, on the other hand, never quite made it into a ‘franchise’ per se. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones earned around $90 million worldwide on a budget of $60 million, ultimately putting a stop to the plans of a film series.
We’ll keep you informed as to how these shows develop.