Shawn Levy, executive producer of the Netflix smash-hit Stranger Things, has signed on to produce a new spooky mystery for the CW! Hopefully, Levy can bring some of that Stranger Things magic to network TV.
Epiphany, which is currently in pre-production, tells the story of a group of strangers sent to explore an old mansion, uncovering its secrets along the way. The projec has a script in the works, and has been described as being akin to the work of Stanley Kubrick and Agatha Christie. The pilot episode of Epiphany will be written by Spenser Cohen, who also wrote the upcoming sci-if thriller Extinction. Lee Toland Krieger, director of the final Divergent movie, as well as four episodes of the CW’s own Riverdale, is set to direct the pilot.
As this project is extremely early in development, there’s next to no information about it. The scarce details available refer to the show as a psychological thriller and a drama. You might have been able to guess that last part, since drama is kind of the CW’s whole thing. To the CW: feel free to change your network motto to “Drama Is Our Whole Thing.” That one’s on me.
There’s a lot going on at the CW right now. With Riverdale getting darker and darker, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina spin-off set to hit screens in 2018, the millionth season of Supernatural, and now Epiphany, it’s starting to look like CW stands for Creepy and Weird. Obviously, that’s how I like it. Fans can catch the CW on network TV (it’s channel 58.1 in my area) or on the free CW app. There’s very little information available for Epiphany right now, but stay tuned to Nightmare on Film Street for more details as soon as they’re available.