Horror streaming platform Shudder has ordered a new horror anthology series that will showcase Black stories from Black directors and screenwriters!
According to the press release, the as-yet-untitled anthology will feature “new work from both established and emerging talents, expanding on a legacy of Black genre filmmaking whose first hundred years was explored in Shudder’s critically acclaimed 2019 documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.” Writers attached to the project include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Ezra C. Daniels, Victor LaValle, and Al Letson, with Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Phil Nobile, Jr., Kelly Ryan, and Ashlee Blackwell set to consult.
“When we saw the first cut of our Horror Noire documentary, we realized there was a huge untapped reservoir of great Black horror stories that needed to be told, and an extremely talented group of writers and directors ready to tell them,” Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager, said in a statement. “While the documentary was a look back at the history of Black horror, this anthology is a showcase for the future and will introduce audiences to fantastic new stories and characters.”
The series will debut on Shudder later this year. It will also air on AMC and will stream on AMC+.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)