If you thought Shudder was finished with the announcement of a third season of Creepshow, you were wrong. Anthology horror is alive and well in 2021 and we’re getting more of it. They announced an untitled Black Anthology series for their platform. What exactly does that mean? It means we’ll be getting a full series that highlights Black horror creators. The series debuts later this year on Shudder, AMC, and AMC+.
While the show is untitled, we know quite a bit about it’s format and what it’s trying to achieve. It’ll feature new work from both established and emerging talents in the Black horror community. Shudder gave an excellent look at the first 100 years of the Black horror genre in their documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.
Some of the filmmakers you can look forward to include: Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep), Steven Barnes (Lion’s Blood), Ezra C. Daniels (BTTM FDRS), Victor LaValle (The Ballad of Black Tom), and Al Letson (State of the RE: Union). Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, who wrote the book that Horror Noire (same title as Documentary) is based on, is consulting on the project.
What Shudder Has To Say About The Horror Anthology Series
When we saw the first cut of our Horror Noire documentary, we realized there was a huge untapped reservoir of great Black horror stories that needed to be told, and an extremely talented group of writers and directors ready to tell them. While the documentary was a look back at the history of Black horror, this anthology is a showcase for the future and will introduce audiences to fantastic new stories and characters.Shudder General Manager Craig Engler
We can expect this show sometime later in 2021. But what an idea! Giving Black horror filmmakers this platform is going to be amazing, and I can’t wait to see the stories they tell.
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