Wes Craven, the horror movie maverick, will be making his television debut with two series on the SyFy channel. According to a recent announcement, the director will be small screen adaptations of The People Under the Stairs and We Are All Completely Fine, the former of which is based on Craven’s own 1991 film of the same name.
In the television version of “The People Under the Stairs” Craven will serve as executive producer. The series is being described as “a contemporary Downton Abbey meets Amityville Horror, with a young woman’s disappearance in the Robeson Family Manor exposing the estate’s dark history.”
“We Are All Completely Fine” is based off the novel by Daryl Gregory. It follows psychologist Dr. Jan Sayer as he forms a support groups for survivors of five different horror film scenarios. Craven is slated to write the script and direct the pilot episode, as well as act as executive producer for the series.
Dawn Olmstead, UCP executive vice president of development, said in a release,
“We’re thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television.”
Craven recently also signed on to executive produce the MTV small screen adaptation of the popular horror film series, Scream.