Christina Ricci & Rachel Brosnahan To Star In Sam Raimi’s Horror Anthology | TV News
Sam Raimi has snagged two impressive actors for his upcoming horror anthology series 50 States Of Fright. Christina Ricci and Rachel Brosnahan have signed on, with the former starring in a story titled Red Rum and the latter leading the episode titled The Golden Arm. Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield and Ron Livingston are also on board for the show.
The series is being developed for the forthcoming Jefferey Katzenberg-founded mobile streaming platform Quibi. It will share terrifying tales based on urban legends from all across the U.S, and will feature a rotating group of writers and directors. Gunpowder & Sky CEO Van Toffler said of the series:
“The driving force for us as a studio is to foster the careers of emerging talent by marrying them with proven innovators. With 50 States of Fright we sought out a diverse group of breakthrough performers and fearless horror visionaries and partnered them with Sam Raimi to oversee the creative process. This winning formula ensures we’ll get a shit-load of scares”.
Ricci has starred in horror projects such as Sleepy Hollow and Lizzie before. Brosnahan is best known for starring in the acclaimed Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And it will be great to see Raimi – the man behind the Evil Dead movies and Drag Me To Hell – in charge of a series focusing on all kinds of different horror.
His mind within the genre has always been second to none. Whether Quibi is the best place for it is as yet unknown.
The streaming platform is a mobile-based service yet to arrive for the masses. They also have new adaptations of Varsity Blues and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days in development. If those don’t get you too excited, Steven Spielberg also potentially his his own horror-orientated series bound for Quibi.
We’ll wait and see what comes of this. In a highly competitive streaming market, not all platforms are going to survive. So in a few years, a Raimi anthology series on Quibi might be a strange anomaly to look back on with confusion.