The CW has given an eight-episode order to 13, a nonscripted horror-themed series from director Sam Raimi and reality veteran Jay Bienstock. The series will premiere sometime this summer.
The project was originally called House of Horrors, and with Bienstock in place, the show has been tweaked slightly from its original premise, but the goal remains the same: Utilize horror-themed challenges to knock players off one by one, until just one remains.
“It sounded like a lot of fun,” Bienstock said. “The idea of doing a horror/scary/reality show with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert — there’s nothing better.”
“We want to cast it like a horror movie,” he said. “And shoot it a little differently as well. Think about those old movies — we want to put people in a place like that, where they have to deal with their fears and anxieties. They’ll end up surprising one another.”