Production is well underway on one of my favorite horror shows today, Penny Dreadful. Today, Showtime has presented the first photo from the series’ second season!
John Logan, series creator and executive producer, says, “This season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together.”
The latest series to be culled from a Robert Kirkman comic book – Outcast – is casting up big time. With Adam Winged at the helm of the first episode, the show will star Patrick Fugit and Philip Glenister. Deadline reports they’ll be joined by Reg E. Cathey, Julia Crockett, Wrenn Schmidt and Kip Pardue.
Fugit will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man plagued by demonic possession since he was a child.
Glenister as the hard drinking, hard gambling Reverend Anderson and Gabriel Bateman who will play the younger version of Barnes.
We are certainly living in a horror boom on television. The next property to get the small screen treatment will be From Hell, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell and executive produced by Don Murphy.
FX – of American Horror Story and The Strain – is developing the show. Murphy served as a producer on the 2001 feature film From Hell which starred Johnny Depp.
October yielded news that the forthcoming Scream television series at MTV would not feature the iconic Ghost Face visage that permeated four feature films. This evening, the genre community is in an uproar over a report at Entertainment Weekly. Here’s the lowdown…
No, the series will not being using the Ghost Face mask for now. In an effort to create a “wholly unique experience” the show’s creators are giving us a mask that’s another spin on the classic Edvard Munch painting.
Christina Ricci is set to reprise her role as Lizzie Borden in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, reports Deadline. The six-part series is a follow-up to Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden Took An Ax.
Joining Ricci is Clea DuVall who will, once again, play Borden’s sister. Also starring: Veronica Mars’ Jessy Schram and Breaking Bad’s Jonathan Banks.
Stephen Kay (Boogeyman) will helm the first two episodes.
Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr. are set to star in the USA Network pilot Evil Men, a new supernatural series that’s in the works.
Per TV Line, the series “follows an upstanding, middle-class family man (Roberts) whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho (Collins) who is meant to be his first target, instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.”
In addition to the well-known horror director Eli Roth, an array of respected directors have signed on to direct individual episodes of WE tv’s original supernatural thriller, South of Hell.
The line-up includes Ti West, Rachel Talalay, Jennifer Lynch and Jeremiah Chechik.
South of Hell premieres on WE tv in 2015.
Production is currently underway in Charleston, SC.
James Wolk will star in Zoo, a new drama series based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson, to be broadcast in summer 2015.
Zoo is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. James Wolk will play Jackson Oz, a young, renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa when he begins noticing the strange behavior of the animals.