Twilight Bound For TV Series

Dec 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News

Edit: This has been confirmed to be a false report.

Starting in 2009 there will be a Twilight television series in the Philippines!

“Filipino fans of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series will soon have another reason to celebrate after broadcasting giant ABS-CBN bagged the exclusive rights to make a local television series based on the vampire novels.

Initial reports said ABS-CBN paid $1 million with co-producer Ignite Media for the rights to the Twilight series.

The new series, tentatively titled “Takipsilim”, will reunite the onscreen tandem of Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao.

Taping for the series will start February of next year. Some parts of the series will be shot abroad and the other locations include Tagaytay, Bukidnon and Baguio. The series will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.”

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42 Comments to “Twilight Bound For TV Series”

  1. mistina says:

    WOOOOO i have the filipino channel im half its probably not gona be that good but idc 🙂 more edward

  2. Nic says:

    Whhhyyyy???? It’s a book and now a movie. Not a tv series!
    Look what happened with Buffy the vampire slayer – went totally downhill

  3. Angie says:


    i’m filipino and i DON”T want them to make a TV version of Twilight…
    We have filipino channels at home and i’ve seen some of the shows…And honestly, they’re just going to BUTCHER the series with their sappy lines, horrible CGIs, and mediocre acting.

    I just can’t imagine another Edward other than Rob Pattinson!

  4. sou says:

    wow.. we just had a nice little cry over this at LJ, and I believed this was actually confirmed to be false.

  5. juliet says:

    holy crow!

    i don’t get this!

    this really sucks!

    y r u making it to a tv series? r u all crazy??
    ur just gonna mess it up yah know… like hell!
    we love it to be a book and actually movie as well but tv series? that sucks!
    hope it will not happen! don’t make it happen!

  6. Tori says:

    WHAT?! no this is going to far. will the cast from the movie still play the people in the tv series?

  7. CullenCrazy17 says:

    thts actually pretty hilarious
    i love how it seems like evry time a big movie comes out, a tv series has to follow
    i think it could b ok but im guessin that its not w/ the movie cast cuz they have bttr things to do so i rlly dont think it will be all that successful but good luck!

  8. Luna says:

    I think this is totally outrageous, bad idea. They already have characters set, why bring in more to even a TV series. It is lame it will erase all the charisma we already have..LAME LAME LAME>>>

  9. Emily S says:


  10. Haley says:

    mega double effin freaking ew!!!! did y’all c the pic of the guy playing Edward? *shudders* he’s a bit NON-BEAUTIFUL!!! and how are they gonna b able to come up w/enough storylines 4 a series? OH PLEASE GOD NO TWILIGHT TV SHOW!!

    peace, love, and Twilight

  11. Keep Taylor says:

    Michael Copon can go over there and Taylor Lautner play jacob on the big screen!! works out GREAT i would say!

  12. team jacob kicks team edward's butt says:

    that’s sad

  13. Michy. says:

    what! make one for north america! only i dont know who they would be able to cast..we are soo dependant on Rob, Kristen, kellan, ashley, nikkie, peter, billy etc etc

  14. lizzie says:

    thats awesome yeay philipheians….haha

  15. Meganthenoodle says:

    That’s stupid.

  16. obsessed twilighter says:

    what?? no! not a series! gosh darn it…ugh

  17. Daniella says:

    wtf!!!!???? nooooooooooooooooooooo please no!!! they’ll screw everything!!!! i mean moviie books and now this??? damn!!! please no. Yeah i agree see buffy it’s just that books and movie it’s enough that’s the way we love it and now everything will go down and …. no please nooooo!

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Dude!! Why is it not in America?!?! Thats so not fair.

  19. Cammywamy says:

    … what? I’m Filipino but this is going WAY to far. They already have one of each of our American TV shows and now they are going to copy the best movie in the entire WORLD!
    Sign the petition:

  20. very upset! Katie says:

    Twilight Is not ment to be a TV show! Never should be but i guess it has to be that way! Dont do this this is completelyy wrong!
    on the good side at least its not america getting involved in the taping of it

  21. Tina says:

    now really, that’s just plain pathetic.
    What makes them think that Twilight is just some ‘cash cow’ that can be milked dry?? These TV series things always go badly… why even bother?

  22. Luna Eclipse says:

    maybe it won’t be so bad.

  23. Shteff! says:

    LMFAO!!!!! no way?! Seriously?! THAT SOUNDS AMAZING! *crying laughing*

  24. Jacob's Girl says:

    Pshh! LOL! That series is gonna blow. seriously?

  25. Brandi says:

    LOL. Interesting…. I can’t stop laught at what Keep Taylor said :

    Michael Copon can go over there and Taylor Lautner play jacob on the big screen!! works out GREAT i would say!

    I agree with you!! LOL thats great..

  26. Christine says:

    I’m Filipino and personally, I not only hate their shows, BUT I ESPECIALLY HATE ABS-CBN!!!!
    What a shame!
    I hope this isn’t real…

  27. Amanda says:

    haha i agree with brandi

  28. Chii says:

    Me, a Filipino, am TREMENDOUSLY ashamed for the Filipino network… I hope with all my Edward-filled heart that they will
    NOT push through with this repulsive idea cause majority of the Pinoy Twilighters are absolutely NOT gonna dare visit any Filipino channels anymore

    Please do show support for the fight against “Takipsilim” [such an ugly translation… it sounds like porn! ><]

    Sign the petition:

  29. Haley--Team Taylor says:

    Chii: AMEN HONEY!

    peace, love, and Taylor Lautner

  30. the whole idea is one big JOKE!
    first of all,
    the cullens and the hales are from alaska so they are definitely not filipinos!
    and this concept of having a local version of the Twilight ruins the culture of the Philippines,
    as well as the western cultures.
    we all know where vampires are said to be from,
    and ancient filipinos never did believe in vampires, we have the “aswang” and “multo”
    and the takipsilim definitely contradict the rule of nationalism.

    another point is that the actors are not even the top actors of the country.
    rayver cruz and shaina magdayao are not even good looking for crying out loud!

    this is way beyond anything.
    ABS_CBN Should know their limits!
    if they want to have a show with good quality, they should try creating more original storylines!
    imitating foreign hits such as twilight is the cheapest, most embarrassing thing to do for the filipinos!

    once they launch TAKIPSILIM on air,
    it would be ABSCBN’s downfall
    and everyone would be going for GMA.
    i suggest you back down now or forever be miserable and hated not only by filipinos,
    but also, twilight fans all over the globe!


  31. Faith Cullen says:

    lol really? xD

  32. Ivy Cullen says:

    OME NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like you said the twilight series are wonderful books that should NOT be made into a tv show. people will get confused and what if they make edward and bella make out or have renesmee b4 the Breaking dawn Movie?!?!?!!?? UGH

  33. Jamie says:

    how the heck r they gonna make it into a tv series??? there’s no way this is going to end well 🙁

  34. Serena Welles says:

    I’m curious about this TV series, however, I have been watching Filipino shows since I was born and I am certain that it will not be good. I’m proud to be a Filipino but we do need help in the movie industry. Main problems: a) CGI. How will they make Edward run and sparkle? It will be more terrible than the movie is. If you’ve ever seen a Filipino show like Dyosa or one of the numerous superhero shows we have, the CGI is just so fake. b) We use Tanglish which tends to butcher lines at times. c) Another thing that we get from the U.S. Oh when will it ever end???

    I do want to see Rayver and Shaina though. I absolutely love Rayver and Shaina is an amazing actress. If they still plan on making this TV series I will definitely watch it. I will wince every single time they do something awkward (which will be 98 percent of the time) but I will watch it because I’m a Twilighter. I am not, however, expecting too much for it. As of now, my expectations are extremely low.

  35. lariza says:

    totally loss of words…..

  36. Sam from Oz says:

    I love Twilight, both the book and the film, but even I, a humongous fan, don’t want to see it as a TV series. How can they tell Bella and Edward’s story week after week? They’d change the entire storyline, and let’s face it, there is no other Edward than Rob Pattinson. What are they thinking?

  37. someone says:

    and its not true.. right, thats what I heard, just spinn. lol

  38. Bella J. says:

    What the hell?
    All I can say is that I am glad to live in America where I don’t have to watch that!

  39. amanda says:

    what??? They will totally ruin it!!!!!!!

  40. Amy says:

    they cancelled there not making it no more

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