A new horror anthology series is set to be unveiled from Jamie Foxx and his Foxxhole Productions. Deadline.com reports that Syfy was set to roll out plans for the high-profile series during its upfront presentation this evening.
“The Oscar winner will executive produce, write and direct the five-episode horror anthology series, which will debut during Syfy’s annual 31 Days Of Halloween programming marathon this October,” the story reports. “Foxx might also appear on the yet-untitled series, which is produced by Universal Cable Prods.”
The project is being compared to earlier efforts including “Tales From the Crypt’ and “The Twilight Zone.” “The contemporary series tells creepy morality tales with themes such as envy, jealousy and superficiality,” the report notes.
Said Foxx: “This is a project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m so happy to see it come to life. Get ready to lose it when some special friends and I bring the scares this October, and who knows … maybe I’ll make a guest appearance or two along the way!”
The series will be exec produced by Troy Miller (“Flight of the Conchords”), through his Dakota Pictures, along with Fox, Jeff Stilson, Jaime King and Julie Yorn.
Syfy has also just greenlighted three new reality series, as we reported earlier today.