Drew Barrymore (‘Santa Clarita Diet’) appears to never have lost her love from being a scream queen in ‘Scream’ as she is set to produce the ‘Black Rose Anthology’ for The CW. This new one-hour ongoing anthology horror series is set to be both written and directed by women. Outside of Barrymore , we’ll also be seeing Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films, Jill Blotevogel (‘Scream: The TV Series‘), and CBS TV Studios helming the series.
Blotevogel is slated to write the first episode of the show. On top of that, she and Barrymore will also be executive Producers alongside with Jamie Denenberg & Kevin Abrams of Alpine Labs, Flower Films president Chris Miller and co-president Ember Truesdell, and MasiMedia’s Anthony Masi, Nick Phillips and Lotti Pharriss Knowles.
While it is always good to have quite a few people involved in a Hollywood project, one just has to hope that ‘Black Rose Anthology’ won’t end up being a case of too many cooks in the kitchen.
The series is set to “explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective.” We’ll be seeing new takes on scary stories which will include “guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.”
The network has had success in female driven horror before through ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘iZombie’ and with Hollywood having taken a betting at gender gaps in recent years, these seem like a solid plan. The network is clearly doubling down on the idea so as to not be overrun by their superhero shows especially with how successful many felt that the horror anthology film ‘XX‘ did recently. They have also greenlit a pilot for the ‘Supernatural’ spinoff titled ‘Wayward Sisters’.
It is too early to tell if we’ll see new actors for each story at this point or the same ones in new roles as ‘American Horror Story’ has previously done.
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