A Jekyll & Hyde-inspired drama gets the green light, Shudder announces when we'll be able to stream the Nicolas Cage gore-filled masterpiece Mandy, and The Film Detective cuts three new deals to expand its selection in our latest development roundup.
First up, Deadline reports that The CW is developing the horror series The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, based on the novels by Theodora Goss. The story centers on two half-sisters, one the daughter of Dr. Jekyll, the other of Mr. Hyde, who team up to solve a series of gruesome murders linked to their late father(s). Along the way, they team up with other daughters of famous literary characters to rise up against the antiquated norms of Victorian society.
AJ Marechal, who penned Hulu's sci-fi drama The First, will be writing the adaptation, with Glenn Geller producing alongside Gotham Group and CBS TV Studios.
Next up, Shudder has announced the premiere date for Mandy. The horror-centric streaming service acquired the exclusive rights to Cage's blood-splattered ode to '80s shock cinema last month. Earlier today, they announced that subscribers can start their Mandy marathons on Nov. 29.
The film stars Cage as Red Miller, a man out for revenge against a cult of cannibalistic hippies. The film started building a cult following shortly after its premiere at Sundance this year, with buzz continuing to grow during a limited theatrical run.
Finally, the streaming channel The Film Detective has cut three new deals to add more than 1,000 new titles to its already impressive library of films. The partnership includes Independent International Pictures, a private library owned by genre producer Samuel Sherman. This will bring scores of old grindhouse, horror, and other assorted B movies into the mix.
Additionally, Kit Parker Films will add everything from blaxploitation to vintage pro wrestling, and the made-for-video pioneer VCI entertainment will be bringing classic cartoons like Clutch Cargo and Space Angel along for the ride.
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