MTV's 'Valemont' could become spinoff series

Electric Farm will produce a TV movie, five half-hour shows

TORONTO -- MTV Networks' multiplatform vampire series "Valemont" is being adapted by Los Angeles-based digital studio Electric Farm Entertainment as a possible spinoff TV drama.

Electric Farm and Toronto-based Breakthrough Films and Television last year shot 40 webisodes as part of a multiplatform "Valemont" series for and a dedicated "Valemont" Web site.

MTV also gave its TV viewers sneak previews of the teen murder mystery set on a fictional college campus last fall just before and after episodes of "The Hills" and "The City," courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

As part of a new multiplatform deal with distributor Fireworks International, Electric Farm is to produce a "Valemont" TV movie and five half-hour episodes that could be slated as a full series down the line if successful with MTV audiences.

Breakthrough Films is poised to re-enter the picture as a co-producer if the "Valemont" sequel is shot in Canada.

The original Web-based series starred Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray"), Eric Balfour ("24") and Kristen Hager and was written and produced by Christian Taylor ("Lost").

Stefan Scaini, who directed the original webisodes, is in line to showrun the spinoff TV project.