Kevin Smith has announced that his 90s movie Mallrats is being made into a TV series.
Rumours of a possible sequel to the 1995 film which starred Kevin as well as the likes of Shannen Doherty, Jason Lee, Jeremy London and a young Ben Affleck have been doing the rounds for years.
However the filmmaker and actor has decided that a follow-up would work best on the small screen.
‘Universal and I are just about to close our deal to do Mallrats the series,’ he said in an interview with Philadelphia radio station 93.3.
Then we take it out into the world to find a home for it.
‘So instead of doing a Mallrats movie, I’m going to do 10 episodes of a Mallrats series.’
Mallrats was a prequel to his 1994 movie Clerks and featured Jay and Silent Bob, the memorable characters who pop up in most films set in his fictional universal Askewniverse.
Although the movie wasn’t a huge hit when it came out, it’s now considered a cult classic.
However it seems the process of revisiting the original film has been pretty long and it’s still unclear when the TV series will actually be made.
‘Mallrats is a 20 year old movie,’ he added. ‘And the idea of sequelising a 20 year old movie.
‘Some people are just like ”Why would you bother? It wasn’t successful the first time. What did you make the first time, $2 million? I don’t know if the world is screaming out for this.”’
The film centred around two twenty something friends who go to the local mall to cheers themselves up after being dumped by their girlfriends on the same day.
Kevin, who is also working Clerks 3, recently revealed he was planning to shoot the follow-up to Mallrats at the Exton Square Mall in Pennsylvania.
He previously said that most of the original cast were up for filming a sequel, but it’s unclear whether they’ll all be available for a ten part TV series.