Ginger Snaps TV series in the works

The production company behind Killing Eve will help develop the project. 

Cult Canadian horror film Gingersnaps is to become a TV series.  

Originally released in 2000, it starred Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle as teenage sisters Brigittie and Ginger who are obsessed with death and outcasts in their small town. 

One night, on the way to get revenge on a high school bully, Ginger is bitten by a werewolf leaving Brigittie to stop her from destroying the town and murdering all of its inhabitants. 

The series will be written by Anna Ssemuyaba, who featured in Deadline’s list of the ten rising stars of 2020, with the original director and Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett amongst its executive producers.

As to be expected from a project in such early stages, a cast or director have yet to be found.

“Could it be more socially relevant in this day and age to launch the television series, Ginger Snaps?,” said Fawcett. 

“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!”

While Gingersnaps wasn’t a huge box office hit, it has since found acclaim in certain circles and become a cult classic. 

A sequel Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed and a prequel Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning were filmed back-to-back and both released in 2004. 

Source: Deadline

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