Jamie Foxx To Bring A Horror Anthology To Syfy This October
Jamie Foxx is a man of many talents, ranging from music to comedy to acting, song-writing and hosting. And apparently, he's looking to add TV writing and directing to the list. Among the announcements made at the Syfy Upfronts this week was word that Foxx will be writing and directing a horror anthology set to air on the cable channel this October.
Produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Foxx through his Foxxhole Productions, the yet-to-be-titled five-episode horror anthology is said to be in the vein of TV classics like Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. I'm also going to throw Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark in there for those who are more familiar with younger-skewed horror anthologies, but based on the officially mentioned examples, it sounds like this one will be aimed toward adults. The installments will tell "creepy morality tales with themes such as envy, jealousy, and superficiality."
Syfy's looking to get this on the air in time for their annual 31 Days of Halloween programming, and given the mentioned content, that sounds like the perfect time to air it.
It's an interesting turn for Foxx, who recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, and will be seen this summer in action thriller White House Down. He's not exactly known for being involved in horror projects. The actor tends to stick to comedies and dramas - or comedy and music if we're looking at his writing. But one thing's certain, he's a man who continues to branch out, so we shouldn't be especially surprised that he's looking to dabble in something different. It'll be interesting to see what kind of tricks and treats he brings us with this anthology this Halloween.
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