Drew Barrymore is no stranger to the horror genre, but while in previous occasions like in Scream or in Santa Clarita Diet she’s been in front of the camera, this time she’ll be behind the scenes as producer of a new anthology horror series, alongside with Nancy Juvonen, with their production company, Flower Films.
With Black Rose Anthology, The CW will give female writers and directors a chance to be behind a horror anthology series, of one-hour per episode, hoping to “explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective” with the classic themes of terror taken via “vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens,” according to Deadline.
The pilot will be written by Jill Blotevogel, who is known for her work as co-showrunner of Scream: The TV Series (MTV) and as co-executive producer on the Patriot (Amazon).
This would be a first for The CW, as this would be entirely written and directed by women. So far, they’re currently developing a Supernatural female-centric spinoff titled Wayward Sisters, but that one will be handle by men.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of this news and what you’ll like to see in this upcoming anthology.
There’s not an official release date so far.