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‘Underworld’ TV Series Is in the Works

The Underworld franchise is a series that I have to give a lot of credit to; a horror/action series that has crafted a strong mythology and has managed to keep its fans thoroughly engaged despite a lukewarm reception by mainstream audiences. Creator/director Len Wiseman has always stuck by the series and I respect him for such dedication. The fifth installment of the series, Underworld: Next Generation, is currently filming with Wiseman as a producer, and in a recent interview Wiseman mentioned that the plans for a spinoff series are still in the works.

A television adaptation of Underworld has been talked about since last year, so this feels like Wiseman assuring fans that things are still moving on that front. He’s remaining tight-lipped as to what the series itself would entail (I doubt we’d be lucky enough to have Kate Beckinsale gracing our screens once a week), but a televised version of Underworld would allow for the kind of deep exploration into the world’s mythology that a film just wouldn’t have the time to devote to.

I once would have thought the highly stylized action would have been a problem on the small screen, but shows like Into the Badlands and Daredevil have demonstrated that complex fighting and action can be achieved on a television show’s budget. Plus, any genre content that could feature strong lead female characters is more than welcome in this day and age.

I have a feeling that this potential series will hinge on the reception to Underworld: Next Generation, so here’s hoping it’s a good movie that leads to a potentially even better TV show. Underworld: Next Generation is scheduled for release on October 21.


What kind of Immortal are you: Vampire or Lycan? Head on over to the Underworld Wiki and find out which side you’re on.

Drew Dietsch

Drew Dietsch is an Entertainment Editor at Fandom. He's written for CHUD.com, the News-Press, WhatCulture, and releases a weekly podcast about his media consumption with fellow Fan Contributor Travis Newton. He will never miss an opportunity to watch Jaws or RoboCop, and it's way too easy to get him to talk about Batman.

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