Dead Of Summer, From ‘Once Upon A Time’ Creators
Dead of Summer will be the first Horror series explored by American broadcast television network, ABC. Family friendly programming are the norm for the broadcast channel. According to Deadline, ABC will soon be Freeform (ABCF) and with the corporate change along comes ventures into different genres. The decision by ABC to offer Horror as part of its programming will benefit fans with basic satellite and cable options.
“Dead of Summer” will be created by the team behind fantasy drama series; “Once Upon a Time” and they are; Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and writer Ian Goldberg. Deadline describes the upcoming Horror series as follows:
In the vein of current teen horror TV offerings Scream and Scream Queens, Dead of Summer is described as part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story. It is set in the late 1980s when school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.
This certainly something to look forward to especially given the rise Horror content for the small screen. I’m curious to see how the plot and backdrop will be in terms of originality and delivery. The overall feel is something that has been used and rehashed many times over. It will also come to no surprise that ABCF will probably dilute the violent and scare content. If the ratings go well for “Dead of Summer” we can expect to see ABCF unleash another Horror drama series.
Give us your opinion, a Horror drama series on ABC are you interested or pass?