Len Wiseman and his production company Sketch Films are moving forward withan Underworld TV series. Wiseman co-wrote and directed the first two and produced the remaining three Underworld films that starred Kate Beckinsale in the lead role. The Underworld franchise centers on a vampire who works as a Death Dealer. The films have grossed collectively more than half a billion dollars.
Wiseman will executive produce the potential TV series via his Sketch Films with Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Eric Reid.
Wiseman said of the project:
“The series will be a pretty big departure from the films. I don’t want to say it’s more adult, but it’s definitely less comic book in its tone and character.”
Wiseman is set to direct the next installment in the Die Hard franchise described as a prequel/sequel. He also serves as an executive producer on the studio’s new Marvel Fox drama series The Gifted and directed the second episode. Wiseman has the distinction of having all pilots he has directed go to series, Hawaii Five-0, Sleepy Hollow, which he also co-created, Lucifer and A.P.B. He also served as an executive producer on the last three series.