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ABC to bring a modern Phantom of the Opera series to life

This should come as no surprise considering every classic character from the horror genre seems to be finding a home on TV these days. Now, it looks like ABC is poised to remake one of the most beloved and successful musicals of all time in a “Phantom of the Opera” series, reports THR. The network is reteaming with “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry for...

First promo for ABC's invasion-thriller The Whispers, starring Lily Rabe

It’s Upfront week in the TV world and that brought us some early looks at some new horror and sci-fi-themed shows, including promos for “Constantine” at NBC (which you can see HERE ) and “Wayward Pines” at Fox (peep that one HERE ). Now we've gotten ourselves a look at a new ABC offering with a 3-minute promo for "The Whispers", starring...

Meegan Warner joins Blumhouse's The Veil, with Thomas Jane & Jessica Alba

We've been keeping a close eye on director Phil Joanu's THE VEIL, a new cult-based horror tale coming at us from Universal and Blumhouse Productions. Back in February we learned that THE PUNISHER star Thomas Jane had signed on to star, later joined by sexy SIN CITY star Jessica Alba and "American Horror Story" actress Lily Rabe. Now Deadline is reporting that...

Lily Rabe to star in Blumhouse's The Veil, will topline ABC's The Visitors

"American Horror Story" actress Lily Rabe is hot right now coming off a successful third season of the hit FX show, landing a starring role in Blumhouse's upcoming microbudget horror film THE VEIL and being tapped as the lead on the recently announced ABC series "The Visitors". THR is reporting that Rabe has signed on for director Phil Joanou's THE VEIL,...

Milo Ventimiglia joins Steven Spielberg-produced show The Visitors

Last month we reported on the news that ABC and Amblin Entertainment had ordered a pilot for "The Visitors" , a TV series based on the popular Ray Bradbury story "Zero Hour." Now said pilot has a leading man in the form of Milo Ventigmilia ("Heroes"). The series chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious...

David Strathairn joins ABC pilot Clementine

Last month we brought you the news that ABC was developing a supernatural drama titled "Clementine" from THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE remake writer Dean Georgaris and producer Mark Gordon and today we've learned that an Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated actor has signed on for the pilot. Deadline is reporting that "Alphas" and LINCOLN actor David Strathairn is...

ABC orders pilot for The Visitors, based on Ray Bradbury's Zero Hour

Looking to build on the success of its TNT drama "Falling Skies", Amblin TV is teeing off another alien drama which just received a pilot order at ABC, according to Deadline. Titled "The Visitors", the project is based on a Ray Bradbury short story called 'Zero Hour'. The Visitors chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy...

ABC developing supernatural drama Clementine

ABC and producer Mark Gordon have commenced development on the supernatural drama series "Clementine" , the trades report. Details are slim on this one since news is just breaking, but the initial report is promising. The story revolves around a habitual criminal who digs into the mystery of her origins after she becomes the target of a group of zealots who fear she...

The dead return in this teaser for the upcoming ABC series Resurrection

It was a little over the year ago when we alerted you to the news that ABC was planning on bringing an adaptation of Jason Mott's "The Returned" to the network, and now we know when the new series, now titled "Resurrection" will be making its way to TV as well as bringing you a new teaser which you can peep below. And while "Resurrection" deals...

ABC's Signature developing Grand Central, based on Stephen King tale

Horror on television is hot right now and isn't showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. Now there are a couple of new shows headed our way, one of them from the mind of the reigning master of horror that should get fans stoked. A new Stephen King adaptation and an original horror project are in development at Signature, ABC's boutique arm that is currently shopping a...

Jason Blum producing haunted house series at ABC

Haunted houses continue to be big business at the box office, so why not bring them to the small screen as well? Last week we told you that Syfy was working on a series about an ominous house, and now we're about to let you know that ABC is doing the same - with a man who knows a thing or two about the subject, Jason Blum (producer of INSIDIOUS, SINISTER and the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY...

Gothica adds Melissa George to its cast as a cunning villainess

Australian beauty Melissa George has joined the ensemble cast of ABC's ambitious new horror series "Gothica" , which pits some of literature's greatest monsters against one another in modern times. According to Deadline, George - best known for roles in such flicks as 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and THE AMITYVILLE HORROR - will play Fiona Hunter, the series’ most formidable force, and...
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