Lionsgate Unveils Plans for Twilight Animated Series: A New Dawn for Fans

In a move that surprised exactly no one who’s been paying attention to the never-ending carousel of reboots, remakes, and reimaginings, Lionsgate has announced its plans to squeeze yet another drop of blood out of the Twilight saga. This time, in animated form. That’s right, folks: Edward, Bella, and Jacob are making their grand return to the screen, and they’ve been drawn to do it.

Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, dropped this sparkly bombshell at the Morgan Stanley media conference, declaring a Twilight animated series is on the horizon. Presumably, this series will explore what happens when you cross immortal teenage angst with the ability to defy the laws of physics in pen and ink.

For those who missed the Twilight mania of the late 2000s (or have been pretending to), here’s a quick catch-up: Stephenie Meyer’s book series hit shelves faster than a vampire running through the forests of Forks, starting with Twilight in 2005 and wrapping up with Breaking Dawn in 2008. Not content with dominating the book world, the saga quickly bit into the box office, starting with the first movie in 2008 and finally ending with Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2012. The films collectively grossed over $3 billion globally, proving that yes, people really do love watching broody vampires and werewolves in love triangles.

Now, in 2024, as we stand on the precipice of Twilight’s animated rebirth, one can’t help but wonder: Will Edward sparkle more in 2D? Will Jacob’s animated abs compete with his live-action six-pack? And most importantly, how will they animate that infamous baby Renesmee?

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This is the skin of a killer, Bella

While Lionsgate has kept mum on whether the series will retell the saga as we know it or take a new bite at the story, one thing’s for sure: The internet will have opinions. In the meantime, let’s speculate wildly and prepare ourselves for what could be the greatest—or most terrifying—animated makeover since Mickey Mouse got his first pair of gloves.

So, grab your popcorn and your garlic (just in case), and get ready for Twilight: The Animated Series. Because if there’s one thing this franchise has taught us, it’s that vampires never really die, and neither do beloved YA franchises.

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