Hulu and Blumhouse Television have teamed to deliver Into the Dark a “year-round event series” that aims to offer a darkly themed episodic installment every month in a clever new spin on the anthology series. Rather than operate in the fashion of, say, season-long anthologies like American Horror Story or True Detective, or episodic ones like Amazon’s upcoming The Romanoffs from Matt Weiner, Into the Dark is like a horror episode-of-the-month club for Hulu subscribers, who will have a new installment on the streaming service at the start of every new month.
The series is set to premiere in October with the fittingly titled ‘The Body,’ starring Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express, Snatched) as “a sophisticated hitman with a cynical view on modern society finds his work made more difficult when he has to transport a body on Halloween night, but everyone is enamored by what they think is his killer costume.” The episode also stars Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Handmaid’s Tale), David Hull (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), and Ash vs. Evil Dead’s Ray Santiago.
It’s a unique idea for a new series, and one that will undoubtedly aim to capitalize on the success of Blumhouse’s recent hits, like Get Out, Happy Death Day, and next month’s Halloween sequel. Check out a synopsis for the series as well as a teaser below:
“In partnership with Blumhouse Television, Into The Dark is a horror event series from prolific, award-winning producer, Jason Blum’s independent TV studio. The series includes 12 super-sized episodes, with a new installment released each month inspired by a holiday and will feature Blumhouse’s signature genre/thriller spin on the story.”
The new series presents a unique opportunity for Blumhouse to continue to bring its effective, low-budget, high-concept formula to television, albeit through more original means. 12 installments spread out over as many months is something of a risk, too. If ‘The Body’ falls flat, the series runs the risk of nobody tuning in to see Dermot Mulroney in ‘Flesh & Blood’ in November. But, given that Blumhouse has a pretty good track record thus far, it’s a good bet those looking for a genre fix will find something to like about Into the Dark.
Into the Dark will begin streaming ‘The Body’ on Friday, October 5 on Hulu.