Bringing Neil Gaiman’s works to live action is all the rage this day, and one of the author’s more original projects has finally landed a U.S. home. Get ready to add Likely Stories to your watch list — assuming you’re up for one more streaming service.
The horror streaming service Shudder ($4.99 per month for a whole lot of blood, guts, and scares) has picked up the U.S. rights to the collection of short films, which originally aired on the U.K.’s Sky Arts network in 2016. The films are adapted from Gaiman’s deep collection of works and short stories, and share some cast members across the four films. They’re described as a mix of fantasy and horror, which, yeah, is a good fit for Gaiman’s wheelhouse.
Here’s how Shudder describes the series:
Adapted from Gaiman’s dark tales, this collection of distinct, odd and brilliant short stories is both cinematic and strange. In each film, each character is compelled to share their story and we’re drawn into their very act of telling tall tales. While each episode has its own lead character, they are backed by an ensemble cast that play across all four bold and original films.
It’s vague and freaky, but check out the teaser for the series below and let us know what you think. The series hits Shudder on Thursday, August 31.