Marking a major addition to its primetime scripted lineup, Syfy today announced that Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained, Ray), through his Foxxhole Productions, will executive produce, write and direct a yet to be titled five-episode horror anthology series for October 2013. Universal Cable Productions will produce the series.
In the vein of television classics like Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone, this contemporary half-hour series tells creepy morality tales with themes such as envy, jealousy and superficiality. The show will debut during Syfy's annual 31 Days of Halloween programming marathon this October.
Here's what Jamie Foxx had to say in a statement.
"This is a project that I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm so happy to see it come to life. Get ready to lose it when some special friends and I bring the scares this October, and who knows... maybe I'll make a guest appearance or two along the way!"
Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions spoke about the series in his own statement.
"We couldn't be more excited to work with someone as talented and multifaceted as Jamie Foxx. His passion and unique perspective will transform these universal insights on the human condition into emotionally potent and truly scary cautionary tales."
Troy Miller (Flight of the Conchords, BrandX with Russell Brand) will serve as executive producer through his production company Dakota Pictures. Writers on the project include Michael Ferris (Terminator Salvation) and John Pogue (Army Wives, Everwood) . Writer Jeff Stilson, Jaime King and Julie Yorn will also serve as executive producers.