According to Deadline, Amazon Studios narrowly beat out other suitors for Lena Waithe and Little Marvin’s new horror anthology series. The series appears to be titled Them and the first of two already green-lit season will be called: Them: Covenant.
The series was written by Little Marvin and it tales place in 1953. In the story, “Alfred and Lucky Emory, (who) decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.”
Lena Waithe (one of the busiest people in showbiz as of late, both behind and in front of the camera with The Chi, Master of None, and Ready Player One) will executive produce Them and said that “Little Marvin’s script stayed with me for weeks after I read it. He’s written something that’s provocative and terrifying. The first season will speak to how frightening it was to be black in 1953. It will also remind us that being black in 2018 is just as horrifying. This anthology series will examine the cultural divides among all of us and explore us vs Them in a way we’ve never seen before.”
Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke was so frightened that her “…heart was still pounding an hour after I heard this pitch. The show is edge of your seat scary and addictive while also being provocative and socially relevant. We are thrilled to be in business with the incredibly talented Lena Waithe, Little Marvin and Vertigo.”
There is currently no timetable for production at this point, but stay tuned to Horror News Network for more information about this upcoming series.