TV News: Eli Roth goes South of Hell
The main character, Maria Abascal, is described as a “stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire. Alongside her brother, David, she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others.”
The project is written by newcomer Matt Lambert along with James Manos, Jr (The Shield), who will serve as showrunner. Also on board are executive producers Jason Blum (Insidious), Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Gene Stein, and Eli Roth (Hemlock Grove) — who will direct the premiere.
Roth said of the project: “I’m thrilled to be a part of South of Hell. Exorcism and possession stories have always fascinated me, and Matt Lambert has created an incredibly rich, original world in which to tell many stories of good, evil and everyone’s own personal inner demons. I’m also honoured to be working with Jim and Jason, both of whom I greatly admire.”
WEtv has ordered eight initial episodes, which will premiere next year.
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