Syfy and Wes Craven Team To Bring 3 New TV Series
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Best known for his work in horror films, Wes Craven has teamed up with cable channel Syfy to bring 3 new thrillers to the small screen. One of these is a re-imagining of his classic movie “The People Under the Stairs.”
Craven has signed up with Universal Cable Productions (UCP), Syfy’s sister company, for the adaptation of the 1991 thriller “The People Under the Stairs.” The story takes place at the Robeson Family Manor where other mysterious incidents are uncovered after young woman disappears. The TV series idea is described as a “cross between ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘The Amityville Horror’,” according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
The second project is also an adaptation of “We Are Completely Fine,” a book written by Daryl Gregory. Craven is attached to write as well as direct the pilot episode.
The third show, “Disciples,” will also have Craven working behind the scenes as executive producer. “Disciples” is based on a graphic novel penned by Steve Niles. The story is about a cult of the richest people in the world who aim to colonize all of the moons in the solar system.
“Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades. We’re thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television,” said Dawn Olmstead, a UCP executive in a statement released to news outlets.
Meanwhile, MTV is ready to premiere its adaptation of Wes Craven’s “Scream,” where the famous writer and director serves as executive producer. The thriller, which was a box-office film in the 1990s is set debut on June 30.