Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s production studio Kilter Films will be developing a new horror series for Amazon. Attached to the project are Craig Macneill and Clay Chapman who previously worked together on the 2015 SXSW horror movie The Boy.
According to Deadline, the show will be a psychological horror anthology series named Unknown and will explore the line between folklore and true crime. The first season will follow two siblings as they go back to the Texas Killing Fields only to be greeted by a spirit that has been haunting the area for years. The upcoming anthology series will be produced by Amazon Studios and Kilter Films.
For those unaware, the Texas Killing Fields is a 25-acre patch of land found near Interstate Highway 45. It was essentially a dumping ground for murder victims. 30 bodies have been found, most of which were girls and young women. It seems Unknown will be taking the events that occurred there and putting a supernatural twist to it.
This is not the only Amazon show Nolan and Joy are attached to. Back in July 2020, it was announced Kilter Films and Amazon Studios would be producing a television series based on the critically acclaimed and beloved video game series Fallout. Additionally, they will also be producing Amazon’s The Peripheral, a sci-fi thriller drama starring Jack Reynor, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Gary Carr.
Alongside The Boy, Macneill directed several episodes of series including Them, The Twilight Zone, Castle Rock, and Monsterland. He also directed Lizzie, the 2018 psychological thriller based on the infamous true story of Lizzie Borden which stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart.
Chapman has authored a number of novels with his latest, Whisper Down the Lane, out now. He has also penned the ongoing Marvel comic Scream: Curse of Carnage, as well as an upcoming Boom! Studios series Origins.