6:00am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
‘Lore’ Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon
Amazon is ordering more Lore.
The streamer has renewed the unscripted anthology series based on the popular true horror podcast of the same name for a second season. Lore will begin production on its second season in April with Sean Crouch (The Exorcist) as its new showrunner.
From Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens’ Propagate Content and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, Lore was adapted from Aaron Mahnke’s podcast and counts Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci as executive producers, as well.
The series explores the real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. Season two will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form. In addition, it will star new castmembers. The hybrid series will continue to feature narration, archive footage and animation to complement the filmed segments.
"Customers loved the first season of Lore for its unique blend of narrative and documentary storytelling, and we’re excited to give them another season of this suspenseful hybrid series," said Heather Schuster, head of unscripted at Amazon Originals. “Sean brings great experience in the supernatural genre, and we’re excited for him to help us tell even more frightening and visually captivating stories.”
Said Silverman and Owens: “With Sean Crouch at the helm, Lore is set to be scarier than ever. In season two, we will explore global, real-life horror stories that make this series unlike anything else on television. We are thrilled to be back on Prime Video.”
“As a fan of documentaries and horror, Lore resonates with me on so many levels. Season two is shaping up to be scarier and even more compelling and unnerving than our first one!” said Hurd, with Jenkins adding: “From monsters to the macabre, season two is not only the stuff of nightmares…it’s real.”
Lately, Amazon has been making a big push into unscripted programming. The platform's initial big swing in the arena was The New Yorker Presents, though it only lasted one season. The streamer's most high-profile move in the reality space was reassembling the Top Gear team for The Grand Tour. In addition, the streamer's football docudrama All or Nothing managed to break through with an Emmy nomination.