A Killer Klowns From Outer Space Netflix TV series may just become a possibility if the Chiodo Bros’s appearance on Dread Central’s “The Odd Podcast” earlier this year is any indication, as reported by Flickering Myth.
Based on the interview, ideas for a Killer Klowns From Outer Space trilogy sequel series have been gestating in the fertile minds of the 1988 cult hit’s creators for some time now. In fact, they already have the overall plot, including new characters, all planned out. And there’s enough material there to produce a “long-ranging series,” according to Steven Chiodo.
“There’s nothing coming out that you could guarantee,” said Chiodo. “Look, Hollywood is a very fickle industry. We’ve been working on a sequel since the day after we made [Killer Klowns from Outer Space]. I mean we have tons of ideas on different directions we can take it. There’s been a lot of legal issues, a lot of financial difficulties. We’ve had deals people presented us with that we weren’t really interested in. There is something that’s going to happen. We are currently working on something. But it doesn’t mean that it’s coming out next week.
“We want to take some of the characters we had in the original film and do a new film that has new characters having their little adventures with Klowns, but also revisit some of the people we’ve seen in the past,” he continued. “Instead of a theatrical release, we’re thinking of going to television. We’ve got this great idea. Sort of like a trilogy in four parts, with the original film being the first, and then we have an idea for a trilogy that would just be a long-ranging series that follows new characters as they battle Klowns, but then we also see Mike Tobacco pop up. And then we see Debbie Stone. And then we see Dave the cop. We’ve got it all written out. It’s a fantastic concept.”
Unfortunately for the Chiodo Bros. and Killer Klowns fans, MGM Studios own the rights to the film, so they would need to receive the movie company’s approval first for the TV series to get off the ground.
There’s still a long way to go, but it appears that the Chiodo Bros. are currently looking for a writer who has the creativity and the skills to take all their ideas and turn them into a viable script. Once they have that part done, then they can present the script to the studio.
The Chiodo Bros’ have repeatedly talked about a possible Killer Klowns from Outer Space sequel in the past. But time and time again, the fans of the 1988 cult horror-comedy flick have been left with nothing but speculation.
Still, there’s a strong possibility that a Killer Klowns sequel may happen in the future. For one, Adweek reported back in 2011 that MGM Studios signed a streaming deal with Netflix in 2012, giving the online company exclusive rights to stream MGM films in the U.K. and Ireland. The MGM-Netflix streaming deal allowed movie buffs to enjoy streaming MGM films such as the Hobbit movie series, Fargo, The Usual Suspects, West Side Story, and The Amityville Horror.
And considering the fact that the film enjoyed renewed popularity when Netflix added the KillerKlowns movie in their streaming roster this year, the possibility of a future deal between the two companies to make the TV series happen isn’t too far-fetched at all.
Given the current hype surrounding killer clowns courtesy of the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s IT, not to mention the strange ‘creepy clown’ sightings that swept across the United States in the recent months, a film or TV series about killer clowns has too much to potential for both MGM Studios to Netflix to pass up.
Also, Netflix’s propensity to feature films and TV series from multiple genres makes it the perfect home for a Killer Klowns sequel. On top of that, horror seems to be the rage these days, what with the popularity of Netflix shows such as Stranger Things, American Horror Story, and Black Mirror.
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