AMC Opens Writers’ Rooms For Two New Horror Series

by Jayson Drury

AMC Is broadening its horror horizons.

The network this week opened writers’ rooms for two new genre series–Seconds and The Devil in Silver–according to a report on Deadline.

Seconds is described as a reimagining of the 1966 John Frankenheimer horror-s/f flick (based on the novel by David Ely)–but with a female lead. The story follows a banking executive who’s contacted by a friend he thought long dead, who tells him of a surgical procedure that can fake his death and then give him a fresh lease on life. Unfortunately, this procedure leads to unexpected–and frightening–consequences.

The new series–led by showrunner Mark Lafferty–will tell the story of Claire Munro whose world is turned upside-down when she’s given a second chance at life with a clean slate–only to find herself mired in a mystery she must solve.

The Devil in Silver is planned as a horror anthology series that follows average people suddenly thrust into horrific situations. The series–based on the novel by Victor LaValle (who serves as executive producer)–will be led by showrunner Christopher Cantrell.

LaValle’s novel follows Pepper–a working-class man living in Queens–who finds himself confined to a psychiatric hospital, where he faces callous doctors and patients–and a terrifying evil that might tear him (and other residents) to shreds.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on AMC’s two pending series–Seconds and The Devil in Silver.


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