More spooky news inbound as Deadline reports that NBC is developing a haunted house procedural drama from a team with genre credentials, Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), and Vertigo Entertainment, whose credits include the A&E series “Bates Motel” and The Grudge horror movie franchise. Universal Cable Prods. is the studio
Written by Pagan and Deutschman, “The Eight” is based on the short story, The House on Ashley Avenue, by Ian Rodgers. It is set inside the High Risk Claims Department of an AIG-like insurance company – a small secret unit that specializes in insuring haunted houses. After the death of the company’s enigmatic Founder, the department is forced into a high-stakes race to find The Eight – a mysterious group of properties, hidden across North America, connected by a terrifying and powerful force.