Amazon Readies Anthology Horror Series 'Lore' for 2017 Debut

Posted Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 07:00 PM PDT by
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The upcoming show will be based on the popular podcast.  

Amazon has greenlit its latest original series, 'Lore.' The unscripted horror anthology series will be based on the popular podcast of the same name.

"Lore is a thrilling podcast with a rabid following, and we jumped at the opportunity to work with Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman and Howard Owens to develop it into a series for Amazon Prime members," said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "The series will be a truly unnerving and exciting experience that Prime members will not forget."

'Lore' combines narration, historical mixed media, and dramatic scenes to bring to life terrifying but true stories. Celebrating the origins of the horror genre, Lore explores the real-life stories behind pop culture's most legendary horror characters and myths, such as vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, serial killers and witches. Launched in March 2015 by Aaron Mahnke, Lore has over 3.2 million monthly listens and was named "Best of 2015" by iTunes and one of the "15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016" by Entertainment Weekly.

Gale Anne Hurd ('The Walking Dead'), Ben Silverman ('The Office'), Howard T. Owens ('The Biggest Loser'), Brett-Patrick Jenkins ('Face Off'), and Aaron Mahnke will serve as executive producers. Meanwhile, Glen Morgan ('X-Files') is on board as showrunner. An exact release date has not been announced yet, but the 10-episode season will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UKGermanyAustria, and Japan in 2017.

"Being a horror aficionado, Aaron Mahnke's Lore podcast captivated me from the very beginning as it explores the terrifying truth behind the world's most frightening legends," said Hurd. "And just as Mahnke revolutionized the serial podcast, Amazon is reinventing the unscripted series—and I couldn't be more excited about the mashup."

Other upcoming Amazon shows include 'The Grand Tour' on November 18 and 'The Man in the High Castle' season two on December 16. Likewise, the studio also recently greenlit full season orders for its 2016 Comedy Pilot Lineup, announced a new series titled 'Britannia' for 2017, started development on 'Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,' ordered a 13 episode documentary series called 'American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story,' announced an additional docuseries titled 'Novak' about tennis player Novak Djokovic, revealed plans to develop a series inspired by 'The Departed,' and renewed 'Catastrophe' for a third and fourth season scheduled for 2017 and 2018 respectively.

A current Amazon Prime subscription costs $99 per year or $11 per month. Likewise, Prime Video is available as a standalone service for $8 per month.

Source: Amazon  

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