After terrifying audiences for a decade in cinemas, HBO Max and Warner Bros Discovery are now taking The Conjuring universe to television. The companies revealed in a recent presentation that James Wan’s The Conjuring will become a TV series that will continue to expand the horror franchise.
HBO Max, now rebranded as Max, announced plans to continue The Conjuring universe via a new TV series. The show will take place after the events of the already established story from the movies and will likely follow more of Ed and Lorraine Warren’s supernatural mysteries and cases. James Wan, who directed and created The Conjuring, will serve as the show’s executive producer under his studio, Atomic Monster Productions.
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Peter Safran, who is currently co-steering the new DC Universe alongside James Gunn, is in talks to executive produce the series as well.
The first movie in The Conjuring series released in 2013 and received critical acclaim for its inventive scares and strong direction. A sequel was released in 2016 that ramped up the horror and introduced the world to The Nun, which also spun off into its own movies alongside the franchise’s iconic haunted doll, Annabelle. The Nun 2 is currently scheduled to release on 8 September 2023.
The recent Warner Bros Discovery presentation unveiled a number of upcoming projects including a Harry Potter TV series that will faithfully adapt J.K. Rowling’s popular books over a span of 10 years. Matt Reeves’ The Penguin, a spin-off series of The Batman that focuses on the titular DC villain, also received a new teaser trailer. Additionally, HBO confirmed its plans to produce another Game of Thrones spin-off series.
The Conjuring universe currently encompasses seven movies, most of which were successful at the box office. Hopefully a TV series will be able to capture the scares and tension of the movies. Wan’s involvement is assuring too. The director is also currently working on a Dead by Daylight movie.