Adam Sandler may be overpaid for most of his projects these days, but when it comes to younger audiences he knows what he’s doing. The monster flick Hotel Transylvania was successful enough to spawn a sequel (due out later this year) and now, it’s coming to television.
Sony Pictures will be working with famous cartoon company Nelvana to create the series, which fans will have to wait until 2017 to see. The show will reportedly focus on Dracula’s (Adam Sandler) daughter, Mavis, and her friends.
“Audiences have embraced the world and characters of Hotel Transylvania, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Nelvana to take them on new adventures, expanding on the teenage years of Mavis and her friends at the world-famous monster five-star resort!” said Kristine Belson, president of Sony Pictures Animation.
Sandler recently faced some backlash when actress Rose McGowan tweeted about a script she’d just read for one of his movies that featured very detailed instructions on what females should wear to the auditions.
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
McGown was subsequently fired by her agent for speaking out against Sandler, but later tweeted that there were more important things at stake.
“The awesome thing about being an artist? You can’t be fired from your own mind,” she wrote.
Sandler didn’t publicly respond, but has been in headlines again this week for inviting a Florida teen with non-Hodgkins lymphoma to the set of his film “The Do-Over”. Gaige Robbins made a video with the help of his family asking Sandler to help make his wish come true and Sandler obliged, bringing Robbins to the set and introducing him to all the stars. His father told the media that it was “the best day” of his son’s life.