NBC Gives Fear Itself the Green Light

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NBC has given a 13-episode commitment to the horror anthology series “Fear Itself,” which the network plans to air sometime next summer, reports Variety.

The project is a reworked version of the Emmy-winning “Masters of Horror” and comes directly from the Showtime series’ producers, Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment.

“Masters of Horror” executive producers Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris are all on board to executive produce the NBC project as well.

Production will begin early next year; the producers are looking to woo top-name horror writers and helmers for “Fear Itself,” just as they did with “Masters of Horror.”

To meet broadcast standards, NBC will have to stay away from too much blood and gore. More graphic footage will be saved for the DVD (and other backend) market.

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