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Hulu Announces New Year-Round Event Horror Series Into the Dark

May 2, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Hulu has announced a new year-round horror event series, Into the Dark, in partnership with Blumhouse Television. The company announced the news on Wednesday.

The series will feature twelve standalone super-sized episodes, with a new installment released on the first Friday of every month throughout the year. Each episode waill be inspired by a holiday from the month of its release and Blumhouse Television is working with a broad section of filmmakers, creators and actors to bring the series to Hulu audiences.

The first story, “The Body,” premieres on Friday, October 5. Set in the selfie culture of Los Angeles on Halloween night, “The Body” follows a sophisticated, overconfident hitman who always carries out his work in style. He decides to take things even further one day by transporting his latest victim in plain sight, correctly assuming that self-absorbed LA partiers will simply be enamored with his elaborate “costume.” Eventually, as his window of opportunity to dispose of the body begins to close, Wilkes’ true colors reveal themselves to some groupies that have latched on to him. It becomes a battle of will and wits.

The Octor episode will be directed by Paul Davis and will star Tom Bateman as Wilkes, the suave, professional hitman, and Rebecca Rittenhouse as Maggie, a feisty, whip-smart, woman who becomes captivated by Wilkes the more she learns of his real profession. Aurora Perrineau plays Dorothy, who uses her cynicism and resourcefulness to try to outwit Wilkes. She is joined by David Hull as Allan, and Ray Santiago as Jack – both are Hollywood and Internet wannabes whose cluelessness complicates the evening time and again.

Into the Dark’s second installment, to be released on Friday, November 2, will be “Flesh & Blood,” directed by Patrick Lussier. Dermot Mulroney stars as Henry, a doting father trying to help his daughter, Kimberly, a teenager suffering from agoraphobia, who has not left the house since her mother’s still-unsolved murder. Kimberly is played by newcomer Dana Silver, and Tembi Locke plays her therapist. Set on the eve of Thanksgiving a year after her mother’s death, Kimberly begins to suspect that she is in danger in the home, but she can’t leave and doesn’t know who she can trust.