Drew Barrymore is working with The CW to develop a one-hour horror anthology series, written and directed exclusively by women. Black Rose Anthology will be produced by Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films, as well as Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The Series) and CBS TV Studios.

According to Deadline, Blotevogel has agreed to pen the first episode of the series, which intends to, explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective.” The show will tackle difficult themes including, “guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession, and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.

Women have long struggled to secure a place for their work in Hollywood, but most notably within the horror community. The CW, however, is no stranger to providing a platform for female voices. Aside from the hugely popular iZombie, the network is working on a female led spin-off of the hit show, Supernatural, called Wayward Sisters.


Barrymore is a veteran of the horror genre, having starred in Stephen King’s Firestarter (1984), as a child, Scream (1996), and most recently, the Netflix series, Santa Clarita Diet, on which she is also credited as a producer.

There is currently no information regarding the cast or a release date.