Point Horror: HBO Max developing anthology series adaptation
Variety is reporting that HBO Max is developing a new anthology series titled Point Horror, based on the Scholastic book series.
The series will expose the horrors of being a teenager, with each episode inspired by one of the books in the series, told for today’s audiences but with a nostalgic nod to the 1990s.
Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, In the Heights, Now You See Me 2) will direct and executive produce the series. Famed author R.L. Stine, who also wrote many books for the series, is also attached to executive produce alongside Yvonne M. Bernard. The project comes from Picturestart and Lionsgate Television. Ryan Lindenberg will oversee the project for Picturestart, which has an overall deal with the studio.
Feature adaptations of Stine’s Fear Street books are also in the works, following the television adaptations of Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room, and Eye Candy, as well as the 2015 Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black.
Lionsgate TV’s is also developing a Weeds sequel series for stars as well as a Blindspotting series adaptation. Their current slate includes Dear White People, MacGyver, and NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.