Eli Roth is infamous for helping popularise the tacky torture porn subgenre, which took the video nasty, sanitised it and took it over-ground to massive mainstream appeal. Away from CABIN FEVER and the HOSTEL films, Roth now appears to be making TV his new home with last year’s splendidly over the top HEMLOCK GROVE (season 2 of which starts in July) and, according to Variety, he will also produce and direct the pilot for supernatural series SOUTH OF HELL.
Matt Lambert, of DEXTER, will write the pilot for WE TV, a digital cable channel. Jason Blum will be producing under the Blumhouse TV banner, while James Manors Jr, also of DEXTER, will be the showrunner.
The plot, while simple enough, sounds promising, or at the very least worth a watch: ‘Set in Savannah, Georgia, the series focuses on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within.’
As always, more details as the surface. In the meantime, we also have Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO to look forward to, the trailer of which can be seen HERE.
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