A new horror anthology series has received the green light for a 10-episode first season. The unscripted series, “Lore,” based on a popular podcast of the same name, is in the works at Amazon.
The series “will present tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares,” Amazon says in its announcement.
The acclaimed podcast, from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”) and Howard T. Owens (“The Biggest Loser”), reportedly chalks up more than 3.2 million listens monthly.
The series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan in 2017, and will be available via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at Amazon.com/originals.
“‘Lore’ combines narration, historical mixed media, and dramatic scenes to bring to life terrifying but true stories,” Amazon says in its announcement. “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.”
Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals, says in the announcement: “‘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. The series will be a truly unnerving and exciting experience that Prime members will not forget.”