Even if some of their films haven’t been your cup of tea, none of us can deny the force in the industry that Blumhouse Productions has become. In the past decade or so, they’ve enthralled audiences with new franchises such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Ouija, The Purge and, my personal favorite, Sinister, to name but a few.
But now, they’re aiming to find new ways of keeping us awake at night, this time via the growing digital streaming market. In fact, they’re pairing with the immensely popular platform Hulu for what Variety describes as being a “new series, part of the Hulu Originals slate, [which] will deliver viewers 12 self-contained stories — a new episode premiering each month over one year.”
Currently, details remain scarce, but despite each episode telling a standalone tale, a connective device is to be expected. Thus, this anthology could end up feeling like Tales from the Darkside or Trick ‘r Treat, only on a grander scale. Well, that’s at least what we’re picturing.
Hulu chief content officer Joel Stillerman had this to say about the exciting new initiative:
“At the heart of the deal is an extremely passionate audience and an extremely activateable audience in terms of horror. It’s not even the larger bucket of ‘genre.’ I would say this falls squarely into the horror bucket. And it’s brought to us by, I would say in many ways that would be hard to argue, the consummate producers in that genre today.”
Expect the currently untitled series brought forth by Blumhouse Productions and Hulu to launch sometime during October of this year. As always, we’ll keep you posted on all developments as the premiere draws near.