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Anne Rice’s ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ Coming to Hulu

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears that Anne Rice’s popular vampire saga may finally make its way to television screens courtesy of Hulu.

Hannibal and American Gods’ Bryan Fuller (who was going to serve as the showrunner on the series) recently left the project because he didn’t want to “… step on the toes of longtime friends Rice and her son, Christopher, who penned the original script.”

Anne and Christopher Rice will executive produce the potential series, along with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content currently have an option for all 11 books from the Vampire Chronicles. read more

New Trailer Drops for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s “Castle Rock”

The new trailer for Stephen King and J.J. Abram’s Hulu series Castle Rock hit the internets yesterday and wow…so creepy. Creepiness aside, the trailer manages to pull off something that you don’t often get with trailers these days: it gives you nothing. You get some sick imagery, a little bit about an unknown boy being discovered at Shawshank prison, you see that the boy is played by Bill Skarsgård (who may be scarier without the Pennywise make-up) and you get that something big is coming but we don’t know what – and that’s awesome! Too many trailers these days show you their whole hand and leave nothing to the imagination and there’s nothing worse than knowing how something will play out, or seeing all the best scenes before even seeing the film. read more

Hulu to Develop Wattpad’s ‘Light as a Feather’ Into Series

The streaming services continue to break new ground in this brave new world.  According to Deadline, Hulu will be developing the supernatural thriller Light as a Feather into a 10-episode straight-to-series project.  This continues the trend of media and television outlets discovering interesting content and projects from outside of the normal platforms of entertainment.

Light as a Feather is an adaptation of the online story Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board by writer Zoe Aarsen.  It was originally published on Wattpad, which is a social collaboration website that allows young and unknown writers to produce their own content.  Feather follows five teenagers attending a sleepover, where an innocent game of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board turns into a nightmare in which one-by-one the girls begin dying exactly as the game dictates.  They are forced to question their own place in the scenario, and whether or not the evil actually lurks among them.  The series is a joint-venture between not only Wattpad and Hulu, but also Grammnet (Kelsey Grammar’s production company) and AwesomenessTV. read more

Hulu Orders Horror Anthology From Blumhouse Television

Variety is reporting that Hulu has reached an agreement with Blumhouse Television to produce a monthly horror anthology.

According to the exclusive report, “The new series, part of the Hulu Originals slate, will deliver viewers 12 self-contained stories — a new episode premiering each month over one year. No writers or producers are yet attached to the project, and several creative details have yet to be settled.”

Hopefully the company will stay away from the American Horror Story structure, “But while the 12 episodes of the series’ first year are expected to function as standalone stories, some narrative device or structural device is expected to connect them.” read more

Muschietti Casts Megan Charpentier for Hulu’s Locke & Key

We are just days away from the much-anticipated theatrical release of Stephen King’s IT, and director Andy Muschietti remains as busy as ever beefing up  another one of his projects.  According to Deadline, Muschietti has cherry-picked IT cast member Megan Charpentier (Mama, Resident Evil: Retribution) as one of the leads in Hulu’s Locke & Key, a fantasy series adaptation with horror themes based on the graphic novel by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez.

Charpentier will play opposite Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2) in Locke & Key, who will also be joined by IT co-star Jackson Robert Scott.  The IDW comic tells the tale of three siblings who head back to Maine after their father is murdered.  Joined by their mother (O’Connor), they stumble upon magical keys that give them vast powers.  A demon, however, is also after the keys and hunt the family in order to retrieve them.  The Hulu series is being produced by Hill, Carlton Cuse (who is also serving as show-runner), and IDW Entertainment. read more

Director Andy Muschietti Replaces Scott Derrickson on ‘Locke and Key’ Pilot for Hulu

Some times it is hard to find the right “key” for the right “lock(e)”, and none have been harder to find than the one that will finally open a screen-adaptation of Joe Hill’s critically acclaimed horror comic Locke and Key.

Adding to the revolving door of directors and producers, Deadline is reporting that director Andy Muschietti will replace Scott Derrickson (Dr. Strange, Sinister) on the long-delayed project for Hulu. 

Muscheietti, who is the director of the highly-anticipated It feature film and the family ghost story Mama, will direct the pilot episode for Hulu read more

Bill Skarsgård Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ Following His Starring Role in ‘It’ Remake

Castle Rock, the upcoming Hulu series which takes place within the world of Stephen King’s storytelling, is looking more and more interesting by the day! The first trailer for the series, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, hinted that characters, settings, and themes from all of King’s works may find their way into the new show. As the casting announcements begin to trickle in, we’re also starting to learn that just about any actors from previous films based on Kings work may also find their way into Castle Rock! read more

Sissy Spacek Cast in Stephen King’s ‘Castle Rock’ 41 Years After Starring in ‘Carrie’

Although he is primarily a novelist, there are certain images in film which have sprung from the world of Stephen King’s literary work which will never be forgotten. One of those images is Jack Nicholson’s maniacal grin forcing its way through the splintered shards of a bathroom door. Another is Tim Curry’s greasepainted mug innocently staring up from a rainy gutter. Ranking up there with the best of them is Sissy Spacek’s eye-bulging, freshly blood-spattered grimace in Brian DePalma’s 1976 movie, Carrie. While Jack and Tim have never since returned to the works of Stephen King, Sissy Spacek will return to the world of his storytelling in the form of a major role on the upcoming new series, Castle Rock! read more

Hulu Orders Pilot Episode of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key

Deadline is reporting that Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s comic book Locke and Key is about to get a one hour pilot episode from Hulu to be directed by Dr. Strange’s Scott Derrickson.

Also involved in the project is the producer of Bates Motel and The Strain Carlton Cuse, who  “…developed Locke & Key with Hill who wrote the script on spec. The finished script was sent to one director, Derrickson, who came on board right away and, if the pilot goes to series, is expected to stay with the show for the first season and direct multiple episodes before segueing to the Doctor Strange sequel.”  Cuse will also serve as showrunner if the pilot turns into a series. read more

‘Freakish’ Cast “Facebook Live” Event Today at 11 a.m. PST

You can see the cast    Freakish,   the upcoming Hulu series from AwesomenessTV,    in a Facebook Live behind-the-scenes chat from the set today. It will air 11 a.m. PST.   The chat will be available to watch for those who missed it on  AwesomenessTV’s Facebook page after the chat ends.

“Freakish” Facebook Live: link

The horror series centers on a group of students who must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant.  read more