In addition to a third season of “Creepshow,” Shudder has announced today that they’ve ordered up an untitled anthology series that will focus entirely on Black horror stories.
“Untitled Black Horror Anthology” will showcase stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters, the press release explains, set to debut on Shudder later this year.
The series is also coming to AMC+, and will be airing on AMC as well.
The press release sent out by Shudder today explains, “The Untitled Black Horror Anthology will feature new work from both established and emerging talents, expanding on a legacy of Black genre filmmaking whose first hundred years was explored in Shudder’s critically acclaimed 2019 documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.”
Writers attached to the project include Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Ezra C. Daniels, Victor LaValle, and Al Letson. Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman will be consulting on the series, along with Phil Nobile, Jr., Kelly Ryan, and Ashlee Blackwell.
“When we saw the first cut of our Horror Noire documentary, we realized there was a huge untapped reservoir of great Black horror stories that needed to be told, and an extremely talented group of writers and directors ready to tell them,” Shudder General Manager Craig Engler said. “While the documentary was a look back at the history of Black horror, this anthology is a showcase for the future and will introduce audiences to fantastic new stories and characters.”
The series will be produced by Swirl Films.