The upcoming Amazon adaptation of the horror podcast Lore casts Holland Roden in a lead role. Joining the ranks of Amazon’s many original scripted series, like Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, Sneaky Pete, and Transparent, Lore will be the streaming service’s first attempt of creating a horror anthology series, much like American Horror Story on FX.
Roden, best known for her role as Lydia Martin on MTV’s Teen Wolf, has also guest starred on series like Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Community and has been cast in the upcoming third season of Syfy’s original anthology series Channel Zero.
As reported by Deadline, Roden will be playing Bridget Cleary, the wife of Michael Cleary, played by Cathal Pendred. Living as an Irish laborer in 1895 with her husband, Bridget is a dressmaker and egg merchant, who finds herself in a unique economic position thanks to the invention of the sewing machine and the existence of refrigerated railway cars. Her financial success puts her at odds with her husband, who begins to suspect she’s a fairy’s changeling.
The podcast Lore, which the series is based on, is an award-winning and critically acclaimed podcast created in 2015 by Aaron Mahnke that examines the historical events and the dark side of human nature. The series has been described as a “campfire experience,” in that it attempts to evoke feelings of communal storytelling — and, of course, the notion of sharing scary tales and horror stories around the campfire at night.
The podcast explores everything from the spread of vampirism to famed murderer H.H. Holmes to the origin of zombies, all based off of only historically accurate information and folkloric tales that Mahnke spends around 20 hours a week researching. The podcast was also given the award for the Best History Podcast in 2016 by the Academy of Podcasters and was included in mutiple top lists by publications like The Atlantic and EW.
The Amazon adaptation of the podcast is executive produced by Aaron Mahnke, Gale Anne Hurd, Propagate’s Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, and Brett-Patrick Jenkins. The episode that Holland will appear in will be written by David Chiu and Patrick Wall with Thomas J. Wright directing. The series is set to premiere in mid-2017.
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