As the actor who’s become synonymous with Elm Street slasher Freddy Krueger, horror fans consider Robert Englund an elite genre icon. Still, he’s never broken out into the mainstream–but all that may soon be changing. We’re getting word that Englund will be hosting a new series for The Travel Channel.
Shadows of History will explore strange stories from America’s past. The Hollywood Reporter nabbed the exclusive:
In each episode, Englund will track down the story behind a bizarre or mysterious account printed in an American newspaper in the past. He will enlist historians and scholars to get to the truth behind the reports.
“How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund,” said Travel Channel GM Jane Latman. “As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.”
We don’t have a trailer or premiere date yet for Shadows of History, but we’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned and check back often!