Blumhouse TV Will Produce Monthly Horror Anthology for Hulu

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looks to get into business with Blumhouse, having ordered a monthly horror anthology from Jason Blum’s .  The new series will be part of the Originals initiative with 12 self-contained stories, each episode premiering once-a-month for a year starting in October with some form of narrative device connecting the episodes together.

No writers or have been attached to the project and proably won’t be until Blumhouse and work out some creative details, including the title for the series. is hoping to use the same formula that’s worked for Blumhouse Productions in the movie realm by giving creators artistic freedom with each episode being created quickly and inexpensively but with the same standards of .

This is  the first major original programming deal arranged by Joel Stillerman, who joined as its chief content officer in May after leaving AMC Networks, where he was the president of original programming and for AMC and Sundance .

Stillerman said this about the project:

“If there’s been one guiding principal that is in place from the day I walked in the door, I wanted to look at that logo and remember that making for an over-the-top SVOD platform, if it isn’t today, is going to be a very different proposition than the approach to making television for what is still the majority of the landscape, I wanted to focus on this question of what does it mean to make television for a place like .”

 is currently developing a series based on the life of the late, disgraced Fox News chief Roger Ailes for Showtime and a series based on the company’s popular The Purge film franchise for USA and Syfy.

It’s exciting to think of the anthology format making a comeback between Netflix’s ongoing  Black Mirror series and others in . It harks back to genre anthology series like The Twilight ZoneOuter LimitsTales from the Darkside  and Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, which is also due for a comeback with an upcoming revival by Apple.

“At the heart of the deal is an extremely passionate audience and an extremely activateable audience in terms of horror,” Stillerman said about the need for more horror-based television. “It’s not even the larger bucket of ‘genre.’ I would say this falls squarely into the horror bucket. And it’s brought to us by, I would say in many ways that would be hard to argue, the consummate in that genre today.”

This story was initially reported by Variety.

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