50 States of Fright teaser previews Sam Raimi’s Quibi horror series
Quibi has released the first teaser for Sam Raimi’s forthcoming horror anthology series titled 50 States of Fright, providing us with our first look at the first season’s nine horrifying stories. In addition, first official images from the first two episodes have also been released, featuring Rachel Brosnahan and Christina Ricci. Set to debut in April, you can check out the video in the player below! (via Bloody Disgusting)
The first season of 50 States of Fright will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington, taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.
Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Travis Fimmel (Vikings) and John Marshall Jones (The Last Revolutionary) are set to star in “The Golden Arm” episode based on a famous urban legend out of Michigan, co-written by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead) and Ivan Raimi (Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell, Darkman) and directed by Sam Raimi.
Christina Ricci (Monster) and Jacob Batalon (Spiderman: Homecoming, Spiderman: Far From Home) will play lead roles in the “Red Rum” episode, which follows the storyline of Colorado’s scariest story. It will be directed by Daniel Goldhaber from a script he co-wrote with Isa Mazzei.
Ming-Na Wen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, The Mandalorian) is signed on to star in “America’s Largest Ball of Twine,” based on Kansas myth, which will be directed by Yoko Okumura from a script penned by Transformer: Cyberverse‘s Mae Catt.
Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, American Horror Story) and Ron Livingston (A Million Little Things) are set to co-star in “Almost There,” Iowa’s frightening folklore, which will be written and directed by Iowa natives Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place, Haunt).
Asa Butterfield (Sex Education, Hugo) is cast as the male lead in “Grey Cloud Island” a chilling tale from Minnesota which will co-written and co-directed by Adam Schindler (Intruders) and Brian Netto (Delivery: The Beast Within).
50 States of Fright will be executive-produced by Sam Raimi and Debbie Liebling through PDO 3, Van Toffler, Tony DiSanto, Cody Zwieg, Barry Barclay, Tommy Coriale, and Chris Mangano.
Other series writers and directors include Sarah Conradt-Kroehler (We Of The Once Dead, Dead of Winter), Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), Cate Devaney (Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil, Dr. Strange), Greg Hale (Avengers, Iron Man, The Day After Tomorrow), Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), Alejandro Brugués (Nightmare Cinema), and Ryan Spindell (Two Sentence Horror Series).