“13” (working title), a spine-tingling new eight-episode series combining the horror genre with a reality show format, will premiere in the summer of 2008, it was announced today by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.
The show’s executive producers are Jay Bienstock (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) and Ghost House Pictures’ Sam Raimi (the “Spider-Man” films, “The Evil Dead” films) and Robert Tapert, (“The Evil Dead” films, “The Grudge” films). Ghost House Pictures’ Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will produce.
“This series is the first to take the horror movie into the reality world,” said Ostroff. “The action takes contestants on a journey with challenges and games designed to frighten them along the way. Similar to horror films, the challenges will play into our deepest fears and anxieties and will reveal things the contestants never knew about themselves.”
“13” (working title) is produced by Magic Molehill Productions in association with Jay Bienstock Productions and Ghost House Pictures.