Sam Raimi Scares Up '13' for The CW
As if reality programming weren't horrifying enough
Raimi, Jay Bienstock and Robert Tapert will executive produce the series "13" that combines the horror genre with a reality show format, it was announced Monday, March 17.
"This series is the first to take the horror movie into the reality world," says Dawn Ostroff, The CW's President of Entertainment. "The action takes contestants on a journey with challenges and games designed to frighten them along the way. Similar to horror films, the challenges will play into our deepest fears and anxieties and will reveal things the contestants never knew about themselves."
The series will premiere in Summer 2008.
Raimi, who has also directed the "Spider-Man" films, will also be producing the adaptation of Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" books, a series that will return Raimi back to the fantasy syndication fold.