02/10/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin
As part of a new two-year production deal with the Alberta and the city of Edmonton, Lionsgate will begin pre-production in December on its new horror-anthology TV series Fear Itself.
Produced by Lionsgate and Industry Entertainment, the series was picked up last week by NBC for 13 one-hour episodes to air in Summer 2008.
Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris, the team behind the Masters of Horror series, will executive produce FEAR ITSELF, with Adam Goldworm and Ben Browning onboard to produce.
Like Masters of Horror, which won an Emmy and two Saturn Awards during its two-season run on Showtime, the series will feature 60-minute films by genre writers and directors from around the world.
"We're excited to begin production on FEAR ITSELF in Edmonton," Kevin Beggs at Liongate told SFcrowsnest.com. "Our new alliance with the city and the province of Alberta allows us to continue expanding our production activities, and we hope this is the first of many new projects we'll be working on together."
Peter Block, Lionsgate's President of Acquisitions and Coproductions, worked with Industry Entertainment to bring the horror franchise to Lionsgate, and Sandra Stern, Lionsgate Television's Chief Operating Officer, negotiated the deal with NBC.
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