Amazon Prime Video today announced it has ordered an original new series based on the popular LORE horror podcast which has over 2.5 million monthly listens.
Executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd, the 10-episode unscripted horror anthology series will present tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares.
The show will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, US, Germany, Austria and Japan in 2017.
“LORE is a thrilling podcast with a rabid following, and we jumped at the opportunity to work with Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman and Howard Owens to develop it into a series for Amazon Prime members,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals.
“The series will be a truly unnerving and exciting experience that Prime members will not forget.”
“Being a horror aficionado, Aaron Mahnke’s Lore podcast captivated me from the very beginning as it explores the terrifying truth behind the world’s most frightening legends,” said Hurd.
“And just as Mahnke revolutionised the serial podcast, Amazon is reinventing the unscripted series—and I couldn’t be more excited about the mashup.”