Facebook Watch–the video platform launched globally by Facebook in 2018–will get more horror content in the form of an animated series.
Crypt TV–which developed the horror drama The Birch currently shooting its second season for the digital service–is heading up another horror-themed project, Woman in the Book, as reported by Deadline. This will be the first animated horror series for Facebook Watch.
The new series–which will be in both English and Spanish–stars Diane Guerrero (Doom Patrol and Orange Is The New Black). Joining her as cast members are Alfonso Herrara (The Chosen), Jose Ruiz-Gonzalez (Sanitarium) and Bryan Greenberg (How To Make It In America).
The storyline, as reported, will follow three estranged siblings “who reunite at an aging Mexican hacienda to wrestle for their inheritance, but who inadvertently unleash a book-bound horror that has plagued their family for generations.”
Starburn Industries–the studio responsible for Rick & Morty and Anomalisa–will handle the animation. The show, developed by Crypt TV’s Daniel Persitz, is being written by Eva Gonzalez Szigriszt and Pamela Garcia Rooney.
Jeanette Moreno King will occupy the director’s chair, with Jack Davis, Kate Krantz, Darren Brandl, Simon Ore, James Fino, Paul Young and Mike Griffin serving as executive producers.
Production reportedly will start before the end of this month, and the series–based on a 2016 Crypt TV digital series–is slated to debut in early summer 2021.
Woman in the Book is “the first of many television animated series Crypt has plans to launch,” said Crypt TV chief operating officer Darren Brandl, “and we couldn’t have imagined a more talented partner than Guerrero to voice the leading role, and Starburn to lead the animation.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Woman in the Book on Facebook Watch.