Len Wiseman and his production company Sketch Films are moving forward with the long-gestating “Underworld” TV series based on the popular action-horror movie franchise, which is targeting the premium cable/digital space, reports Deadline.
“The series will be a pretty big departure from the films,” said Wiseman. “I don’t want to say it’s more adult, but it’s definitely less comic book in its tone and character.”
Wiseman has been involved in all five movies in the Underworld franchise, which he helped launch — he co-wrote and directed the first two and produced the remaining three. Wiseman will executive produce the potential TV series via his Sketch Films with Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid.
The Underworld franchise, which kicked off with the eponymous movie in 2003, centers on Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire who works as a Death Dealer. She started off by killing the lycans who allegedly slaughtered her family.