Horror fan Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) is teaming up with Amazon Prime Video on Lore, a new horror anthology series based on the Lore podcast. The unscripted series will be executive produced by Hurd, Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (The Biggest Loser), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), and Aaron Mahnke. The Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment production has Glen Morgan (X-Files) on board as showrunner.
“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.” The Lore podcast has 3.2 million fans who tune in each month for “tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares.” The Amazon Prime Video series’ first season will consist of 10 episodes and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in 2017.
“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.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Gale Anne Hurd and Amazon to bring Aaron Mahnke’s incredible horror franchise to television,” said Owens and Silverman. “Lore has inspired nightmares for millions of fans while capturing our own imaginations, and we couldn’t be more excited to materialize these real-life horror stories in a way never seen before.”
The Plot: 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.