Jamie Foxx is just one of those people who can seemingly do it all. Want more proof? If you’re a fan of Foxx and horror anthologies, then check out the following tidbit of news concerning his new project with the Syfy channel.
According to Deadline, at its upfront presentation this evening, Syfy will unveil a high-profile new scripted series from Jamie Foxx and his Foxxhole Prods. The Oscar winner will executive produce, write, and direct the five-episode horror anthology series, which will debut during Syfy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween programming marathon this October. Foxx might also appear on the yet-untitled series, which is produced by Universal Cable Prods.
In the vein of horror classics like “Tales From The Crypt” and “The Twilight Zone,” the contemporary series tells creepy morality tales with themes such as envy, jealousy, and superficiality. “This is a project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I’m so happy to see it come to life,” Foxx said. “Get ready to lose it when some special friends and I bring the scares this October, and who knows… maybe I’ll make a guest appearance or two along the way!” Added Syfy/UCP’s Mark Stern, “Jamie Foxx’s passion and unique perspective will transform these universal insights on the human condition into emotionally potent and truly scary cautionary tales.”
Troy Miller (“Flight of the Conchords”) will executive produce the series through his production company Dakota Pictures, along with Foxx, writer Jeff Stilson, Jaime King, and Julie Yorn. Writers on the project also include Mike Ferris (Terminator: Salvation) and John Pogue (“Army Wives,” “Everwood”).
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