Kyle Richards will return to the Halloween franchise one more time as Lindsey Wallace in Halloween Ends, which begins filming in January.
According to Variety, David Gordon Green and Blumhouse were so impressed with her performance in Halloween Kills and fan reaction in the aftermath, that they re-worked the script to include Lindsey’s character in more of the story.
“When my character didn’t die, I was like, ‘Uhh, hello!’” Richards quips, during a recent conversation with Variety. She adds plot details are being kept under wraps, but she hopes to share scenes with Curtis.
“The last movie, I saw Jamie on the set, but we didn’t have stuff together. So I’m really hoping that there is more stuff together,” Richards says. “I can’t talk about any storylines, but all I can say is that we start filming in January, and I’m so excited to return with Jamie Lee Curtis and David Gordon Green.”
Jason Blum, the founder of Blumhouse Productions, which produces the “Halloween” franchise, tells Variety, “We are thrilled that Kyle will be reprising her role in ‘Halloween Ends.’”
“The return of iconic characters in ‘Halloween Kills’ was really important to David Gordon Green,” Blum continues, “And he took great pains to bring back the original actors when he could.”
Richards was part of, arguably, the standout sequence of Halloween Kills where she barely survives an attack by Michael Myers which saw the end (again) of Nurse Marion, Marcus and Vanessa. Her character was the first to go for the mask of The Shape, which startled him enough for her to escape.
As Richards alludes to in the quote on Variety, she is one of the only legacy characters remaining following the deaths of Tommy, Lonnie and Brackett in the previous film.
Halloween Ends starts filming in January 2022 and is set for release in October 2022.