With horror-themed programming all the rage on TV right now, of course GSN wants to get in on the action so the network has teamed with genre film producer Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions for “Hellevator,” a fright-inducing, suspenseful game show. GSN is also delving into the steampunk subculture with the new show “Steampunk’d.”
The announcement was made today by David Schiff, senior vice president, programming and development, GSN. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
As part of GSN’s aggressive original programming initiative that continues to broaden the definition of television game shows, the network is partnering with some of the industry’s most creative scripted and unscripted producers, including Emmy® winner Jason Blum, CEO, Blumhouse Productions, as he forays into game show television.
Said Schiff, “GSN has taken some big swings in development over the past year, pushing our brand into exciting new areas while still maintaining our leadership position in the traditional game show genre. That push is paying off, both in the diversity of projects that we’re working on, and in the increased amount of break-out original programming.”
“STEAMPUNK’D” is a wildly creative competition series featuring talented artists, designers, and inventors who create “Steampunk,” a popular genre of science fiction and fantasy that fuses modern technology and Victorian Age aesthetics to turn everyday objects into works of art. Contestants will be challenged to marry objects from the past and present in order to create futuristic designs and inventions. Dramatic reveals each week will build to a grand finale of a fully “Steampunk’d” world so get ready for “before” and “after” like none you’ve ever seen before!
“STEAMPUNK’D” is executive produced by Kimberly Belcher Ehrhard, John Ehrhard (“Hogan Knows Best,” “Miami Social”), and Lauren Stevens of Pink Sneakers Productions.
The horror-themed game show “HELLEVATOR” features contestants entering a dark, mysterious warehouse – via an ominous-looking elevator – where they will compete in a series of scary, suspenseful, and emotionally exhausting challenges. Only the survivors will make it out as winners.
“HELLEVATOR” is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. Matador’s Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin executive produce. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises), who won a 2014 Emmy® Award for “The Normal Heart,” also executive produces.