Sony Pictures Animation is bringing a Hotel Transylvania television series to life
The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel Transylvania films are taking a vampire-sized bite out of the small screen as Sony Pictures Animation and Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana (via TheWrap) have announced they are in development on an animated Hotel Transylvania TV series.
The episodic show is said to focus on Dracula’s daughter Mavis during her teen years, along with her unusual friends. Although Selena Gomez voiced Mavis in the two movies, no casting has been announced yet.
Scheduled to debut in early 2017, “Hotel Transylvania” will be executive produced Sony Pictures Animation’s Rick Mischel and Nelvana’s Colin Bohm and Irene Weibel.
“We’re excited to be entering into a new relationship with Sony Pictures Animation to extend the world of ‘Hotel Transylvania’ into a new TV series,” said Bohm, vice president and head of Corus Kids. “The hilarious characters and clever premise of ‘Hotel Transylvania’ set the stage for endless story possibilities.”
President of Sony Pictures Animation Kristine Belson added: “Audiences have embraced the world and characters of ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ so we are thrilled to be partnering with Nelvana to take them on new adventures, expanding on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the world-famous monster five star resort!”
“Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is a perfect creative partner and we look forward to sharing more Hotel Transylvania monster laughs with fans of all ages,” said Rick Mischel, executive producer at Sony Pictures Animation.
Sandler returns as Drac in Genndy Tartakovsky’s Hotel Transylvania 2, featuring a script by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel, which hits the big screen on September 25.