ABC Family, which is closing in on its January 2016 relaunch, has ordered the horror series “Dead of Summer,” Multichannel News reports. The network, which will become Freeform, announced the addition today to its original programming slate.
The story reports that the series “follows counselors at a summer camp dealing with a dark, ancient evil mythology, said network officials. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis (‘Lost,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’) and Ian Goldberg (‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’) will write and executive-produce the series, said the network.”
In a statement, Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, for ABC Family, said: “‘Dead of Summer’ is about what happens when summer camp goes wrong — really, really wrong. The horror genre is new for us and I’m thrilled to have Adam, Eddy and Ian bring their immeasurable talent to our network and usher us into this new space.”