Eli Roth (director of HOSTEL, KNOCK KNOCK and THE GREEN INFERNO) will make the move to TV for AMC’s VISIONARIES, defining the ultimate history of horror.
Roth who has a penchant for blood and gore will bring the six-part series to life in 2018, and early reports show some collaboration with Japanese maestro Takeshi Miike.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible series. For years, I’ve wanted to create a definitive ‘History of Horror,’ a living record of the genre with interviews from all the greats, old and new,” Roth said in a statement. “Sadly, we lose more of these masters every year and with them go their stories and experiences. This show will serve as a record for future generations — fans and filmmakers alike — to enjoy. I could not be prouder to create this with AMC.”
Not restricted to horror, the VISIONARIES banner will also explire sci-fi, hip-hop and comics.
As AMC noted in its press release, the horror and hip-hop docs (both arriving in 2018) join previously announced series Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics and AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction under the AMC Visionaries moniker.