Thankfully, "Next Generation" was just a working title.
Screen Gems/Lakeshore Entertainment have announced Underworld: Blood Wars as the official title to the fifth entry in the franchise.
Kate Beckinsale returns as Selene with Theo James (Divergent) back as Selene’s ally David, reprising the role he played in Underworld: Awakening. Actors Tobias Menzies (Outlander) and Lara Pulver (Sherlock) take on the respective roles of a formidable new Lycan leader and a fiercely ambitious Vampire, and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones) again plays Vampire elder Thomas.
Anna Foerster is the director of Underworld: Blood Wars. Foerster, who previously directed episodes of the television series Criminal Minds and Outlander, is widely known for her work as cinematographer on epic blockbusters such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and White House Down.
Screen Gems has slated it for release on October 21, 2016.