NBC Fears Itself

The Hollywood Reporter tells us that NBC is prepping an anthology show for this summer, titled FEAR ITSELF. The 13-episode run will include segments directed by John Landis, Stuart Gordon, Darren Bouseman, Ronny Yu, Ernest Dickerson, and Mary Haron. Lionsgate will produce the show along with Industry Entertainment, the entity behind the Showtime series MASTERS OF HORROR.

 “We’ve teamed up with some of the most illustrious writers, actors and directors to create a distinctive, scare-filled series that will push the boundaries of this classic genre,” NBC Entertainment executive vp Teri Weinberg said.

As with the “Masters” duo, the Emmy-winning team of Keith Addis and Andrew Deane are on board to executive produce. Joining the team is Lionsgate executive Peter Block, who oversaw development on the “Saw” films. 

Addis said partners Lionsgate and NBC have brought a new level expertise and excitement to the latest project.

“This is a world Lionsgate knows a lot about,” he said. “They have a proven track record in this genre and understand the marketing of it. NBC saw this as a great opportunity to bring a genre to commercial television that nobody else is doing … (this time) the partners have a very different level of enthusiasm.”

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