Classic 1988 sci-fi horror comedy “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” is making a comeback – as a TV series. The original film, directed by Stephen Chiodo, centers on alien clowns invading a small town and has become a cult success over the past three decades.
Chiodo, speaking with The Movie Crypt this week, revealed that plans are in the works for a “long arch series for cable” and went on to describe his vision which sounds like the story will serve as effectively a restart set in contemporary times:
“We wondered, ‘Should we do a sequel to the first one or do we do a remake?’ We came up with a ‘requel’ – it’s a sequel and a remake. We’ve been developing this for a while. It’s a trilogy in four parts, and it really follows the continuing adventures of new people who are experiencing this phenomenon of a Klown invasion, and once in a while you see some of the old guys pop up and hear their stories – find out what happened over the last 25 years. It’s f–king great.”
Talk of a film sequel has been making the rounds for years, though this marks a change even if it’s not quite clear what Chiodo is planning as the description suggest films but a cable series was definitely mentioned. Either way no network or streaming service has been linked at this time.