According to Movieweb, the 1988 cult classic film Killer Klowns from Outer Space will return as a TV show after almost 30 years.
The Killer Klowns from Outer Space TV show is being described as a ‘requel’ meaning it will be a sequel as well as a reboot. Stephen Chiodo who was the original director and co-writer for the Killer Klowns film will direct the sequel.
In recent years, talks of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space reboot went around but there was never any official confirmation. Then Chiodo appeared recently on the Movie Crypt Podcast and provided an update regarding the franchise. Here’s what Chiodo said about the project which he is currently working on. “Right now, we are currently pursuing a long arch series for cable. 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—ing great.”
The plot of the original Killer Klowns from Outer Space movie revolves around teenagers Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder) who see a comet crash outside their quiet small town. When they investigate the comet, they discover a horde of murderous aliens who happen to look a lot like circus clowns. Soon after, they attempt to warn their local authorities but no one believes them. Meanwhile, the clowns kill and feast on the town’s residents. It is not until Debbie is kidnapped that Mike decides it’s up to him to stop the vicious clowns.
As of now, no cable network has picked up the series.