Blumhouse Television’s Supernatural Thriller RUN FOR YOUR LIFE Gets TV Pilot Order

Blumhouse Television is currently working on a tv pilot for the supernatural thriller Run For Your Life. The series will take place on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), follows a grieving detective who is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the grave. Currently included in the cast are Arrow‘s Josh Segarra and Andrew Jacobs of Paranormal Activity: The Marked OnesWriting duo Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite (12 Deadly Dayshave also signed on to pen the script and co-executive produce. Patricia Riggen (The 33) will direct the pilot with Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman and Jessica Rhoades as executive producers for Blumhouse.

As we’ve seen with many Blumhouse titles, the project is a co-production between the television camps of both Blumhouse and Universal. No information yet on where and when you can expect to see Run For Your Life, but if all goes well with the pilot, you might have two Blumhouse TV shows to DVR very shortly. As horror fans already know, Blumhouse has announced the upcoming The Purge series. Set to premiere alongside The Purge 4 in 2018, the series will tell the story of how The Purge effects American life throughout the other 364 days of the year. While I am waiting eagerly for The Purge series, I can not cross my fingers harder in hopes that Run For Your Life is ordered-up for a full season. I have been absolute obsessed with Dia de Los Muertos since the release of Boys in the Trees and this series sounds like a spooky good time.

   
Boys in the Trees (currently available on Netflix)

Full details on casting (via Deadline):

Josh Segarra (Arrow) is set to star as Julian Silva alongside Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: Marked Ones) as Victor Macias, Carlos Leal (The Last Ship)as Yellow Skull, Danube Hermosillo (Everything, Everything) as Lia Macias, Angela Alvarado (Kingpin) as Elena Macias, Jennifer Landon (Animal Kingdom) as Detective Rachel Spokes, Kadeem Hardison (K.C. Undercover) as Captain Gilbert “Gil” Barnes and Fernanda Andrade (The Devil Inside Me) as Mariana Silva.

 

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