GINGER SNAPS: Katharine Isabelle On Planned TV Revival And Whether She'd Return To The Franchise (Exclusive)
Talking to us about her role in Night of the Animated Dead, the original Scream Queen, Katharine Isabelle, weighs in on the planned Ginger Snaps TV series and whether she'd like to be involved in some way.
Ginger Snaps is a legit cult classic; released in 2000, the Canadian horror movie starred Emily Perkins and Katharine Isabelle as two teenage sisters who have a fascination with death (however, things take a very unexpected turn when they're both bitten by werewolves). It was followed by Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, and remains beloved to this day.
Last year, we learned that John Fawcett, the co-creator and director of the original film, is looking to resurrect the franchise as a TV series. He also co-created Orphan Black, and with Anna Ssemuyaba (Guerilla) on writing duties, we have a lot of reasons to be excited about this one as it takes shape.
Talking to Isabelle about her role in Night of the Animated Dead, we asked for her thoughts on the show and whether she would like to be involved in some capacity.
"I’m very, very happy and very supportive of giving Ginger another reincarnation," the actress told us earlier this week. "I think that was always in the back of their heads since day one that there would be some kind of series at some point, maybe. The fact that John Fawcett has got together with the producers of Killing Eve...I just can’t even imagine how freaking cool that would be."
"Of course, I would do anything that they requested of me if they should request anything of me at all," Isabelle said of a possible return. "I definitely think that character and that story is still very relevant these days, and the sort of themes that went along with the feminist and the sisterhood and the fight against your own body and your own base instincts is all very relevant. I think they’ll do an amazing job and I’m just as excited as anybody else to see it! [Laughs]"
We'd be surprised if Isabelle doesn't get a cameo role of some sort, though it's currently unclear whether this show is a full-blown reboot/reimagining or a continuation of the original movies. It is, of course, possible the new Ginger Snaps will be a bit of both, but it's seemingly still in the early stages.
Night of the Animated Dead is set to be released digitally on September 21, and on Blu-Ray Combo Pack & DVD on October 5. Check out the trailer for the movie below: