The CW and Drew Barrymore Develop Horror Anthology Series Written and Directed by Women



'Black Rose Anthology' explores some of humanity's deepest fears from a woman's unique perspective and features vignettes about guilt, jealousy and repression among others.
The CW is developing a new horror anthology series titled "Black Rose Anthology", which will be written and directed entirely by women. The hour-long series hails from Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen's Flower Films, former co-showrunner of MTV's "Scream" Jill Blotevogel and CBS TV Studios.

According to Deadline, "Black Rose Anthology" explores some of humanity's deepest fears from a woman's unique perspective. Classic themes of terror will be tackled via vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.

The first woman to direct horror/noir movie is considered to be Ida Lupino, who directed 1953's "The Hitch-Hiker". However, it's not until recently that women start to make strides in the modern horror genre with movies such as "Jennifer's Body", "The Babadook" and "Raw".

The CW is also known for having a bunch of female-centric programming in all genres. It includes "The Vampire Diaries", "Supergirl", "The 100", "Jane the Virgin", "Riverdale" and upcoming new series "Dynasty".

Blotevogel, who will pen the script for the pilot, is attached as executive producer alongside Jamie Denenberg and Kevin Abrams of Alpine Labs. Also serving as executive producers are Flower Films principals Barrymore and Juvonen, president Chris Miller and co-president Ember Truesdell, and MasiMedia's Anthony Masi, Nick Phillips and Lotti Pharriss Knowles.


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