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Prolific producer Blumhouse has inked a deal with Epix to produce a slate of horror and thriller films for the premium cable outlet.
Under the partnership, Blumhouse Television (Sharp Objects, Into the Dark) will produce eight movies for Epix. The first, A House on the Bayou from writer-director Alex McAulay, is slated to premiere in December. The remaining seven films will roll out in 2022. Blumhouse founder Jason Blum will serve as executive producer of the slate.
“Blumhouse’s track record of producing high-quality, audience-favorite films have made them a driving force in the horror genre renaissance, and have been top-notch partners for Epix,” said network president Michael Wright. “We can’t wait to work with Jason Blum and his talented team in this new capacity, and make EPIX the exclusive home of more Blumhouse content.”
The deal is the first of its kind for Epix, whose original films to date have been all been documentaries. It’s similar to one Blumhouse TV has with Amazon’s Prime Video, though sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the Epix movies will have somewhat bigger budgets than the Amazon films, which run under the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” banner. The company also produces Hulu’s Into the Dark anthology.
“This partnership with Epix is an additional opportunity for us to collaborate with a great team in helping them grow their slate of genre films, while continuing to bring Blumhouse fans the kind of programming they know and love,” said Blumhouse TV president Chris McCumber.
A House on the Bayou will focus on a couple and their preteen daughter who go on vacation to an isolated house in the Louisiana bayou to reconnect as a family. When unexpected visitors arrive, their facade of unity starts to unravel as terrifying secrets come to light. McAulay (Don’t Tell a Soul) is repped by Verve, Writ Large Management and Jackoway Austen.
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