WE tv Greenlights Original Series SOUTH OF HELL
We tv today announced that it has greenlit the scripted thriller, "South of Hell," from Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television. "South of Hell" is a gripping Supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA and focused on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within. The premiere episode will be directed by Eli Roth ("Hostel," "Hemlock Grove," "The Green Inferno"). We tv has ordered eight, 60-minute episodes of "South of Hell," and plans a 2015 premiere.
"As We tv moves firmly into scripted programming, we are committed to presenting distinctive and engaging stories to today's savvy TV audience," said Marc Juris, WE tv's president. "That is certainly the case with 'South of Hell,' a dramatic thriller that introduces viewers to an unforgettable character, Supernatural themes and the battle between good and evil."
"'South of Hell' is a cornerstone production for Sonar that reflects our overall commitment to the ongoing development of quality series television," said Sonar Entertainment CEO Gene Stein. "We are thrilled to collaborate with We tv and the stellar creative team attached to the project to bring this compelling story to life."
The premiere episode was written by Matt Lambert. James Manos, Jr. ("Dexter," "The Shield," "The Sopranos") is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions ("Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "Sinister") also serves as executive producer, along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Stein, and Roth.
Savannah, Georgia is an elusive city with many faces and the perfect home for Maria Abascal, a stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire. Alongside her brother, David, she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.