Larry Cohen is developing an anthology series with JJ Abrams

Larry Cohen

After bringing the world a 4K restoration of Don Coscarelli's horror classic PHANTASM, JJ Abrams is now working with another genre legend, Larry Cohen. The director of such films as the IT'S ALIVE trilogy, GOD TOLD ME TO, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, and THE STUFF, the writer of such films as the MANIAC COP trilogy, BODY SNATCHERS, and UNCLE SAM, and the subject of the documentary KING COHEN, Larry Cohen has been contributing to the horror genre for over forty years and is considered (as Coscarelli is) to be one of the "masters of horror".

During an interview with BrokeHorrorFan, Cohen revealed that he and Abrams are currently developing an anthology series together: 

We’re working on a series now for cable with J.J. Abrams, who is a big fan of mine, and his company, Bad Robot. Each season would be 10 original one-hour Larry Cohen thrillers. We’ve got about two seasons already written, ready to be shot. If that happens, it’ll be a whole new renaissance, and there will be a lot of my material out in the world, and I’ll direct some of them.

While the show would be a thriller anthology, Cohen is hoping to get "somebody like Christopher Walken" to introduce the episodes in a comedic way.

This is very exciting news as far as I'm concerned, I enjoy a lot of Cohen's work and would love to see this anthology get picked up. This is a show I would watch for sure; getting ten original Cohen thrillers every year sounds great to me.

Extra Tidbit: Would you watch this anthology?
Source: BrokeHorrorFan



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