Variety has broke the news that NBC has began earlier development on a Television series based off Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novel and a character from the series.
It has not yet been confirmed if this will also act as a direct sequel to the movie of the same title. The televison series will be titled The Last American Vampire and has been described as a supernatural thriller. The series will follow an up and coming analyst named Abby, in the FBI, who has been recruited into a special divison within the agency that deals in unique and bizzare cases. After following a lead on a string of mysterious murders Abby will learn her partner is actually a 500 year old Vampire.
NBC has given the script to the series the greenlight. Terry Matalas, who wrote and co created the 12 Monkeys telvision series will write and act as co executive producer of the series alongside Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the novel. Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg also produced last year’s hit remake of “IT,” which went on to gross over $700 million worldwide.
A production date has not yet been set but if the series goes beyond a Pilot I will be one fan that will be tuning in to watch the series every week. Give us your thoughts on the upcoming series in the comments below!