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Amazon orders two seasons of horror anthology series Them

Lena Waithe Master of None

Amazon has announced that they've given a two season order for a series titled Them - which has nothing to do with the 1954 giant ant movie of THEM! or the 2006 home invasion movie THEM (a.k.a. ILS). This Them is a horror anthology from Lena Waithe (pictured above on the Netflix show Master of None), creator of the Showtime drama series The Chi, and writer Little Marvin.

Like the FX anthology American Horror Story, Them will tell a different story each season, and each season will have its own subtitle. 

The first season is being called Them: Covenant and is set in 1953. The story follows 

Alfred and Lucky Emory, a couple who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

In addition to writing the show, Marvin will also be executive producing it with Waithe, Roy Lee, Miri Yoon, and Michael Connelly.

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, had this to say about the project: 

My heart was still pounding an hour after I heard this pitch. The show is edge of your seat scary and addictive while also being provocative and socially relevant."

Waithe added:

Little Marvin’s script stayed with me for weeks after I read it. He’s written something that’s provocative and terrifying. The first season will speak to how frightening it was to be black in 1953. It will also remind us that being black in 2018 is just as horrifying. This anthology series will examine the cultural divides among all of us and explore us vs. Them in a way we’ve never seen before."

Them: Covenant sounds intriguing, and seems to be the sort of project that the recent financial and critical success of GET OUT paved the way for.

Extra Tidbit: How does Them sound to you?
Source: TVLine

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