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The first trailer for the horror TV series, South of Hell, has arrived and its glorious. The trailer is just thirty seconds, but it has some great stuff in it, and with Eli Roth directing the first episode, and Jason Blum producing, seriously what can go wrong?

“South of Hell” is a gripping supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA, and focused on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within.

The premiere episode will be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel, “Hemlock Grove,” The Green Inferno), and was written by Matt Lambert. James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter,” “The Shield,” “The Sopranos”), is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) also serves as executive producer, along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Stein, and Roth.

In addition to Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever, “Hemlock Grove”), the directing line-up includes Ti West (House of the Devil, The Sacrament, The Innkeepers), Rachel Talalay (“Doctor Who,” Tank Girl), Jennifer Lynch (“The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf”) and Jeremiah Chechik (“Helix,” “Reign”).

The cast of “South of Hell” is led by actress Mena Suvari in the dual role of Maria Abascal and her inner demon, Abigail. The cast also includes: Zachary Booth as David Abascal, Maria’s brother; Bill Irwin as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria,; Paulina Singer as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst as southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

WE tv will offer its next scripted series, “South of Hell,” as a true programming event – rolling out all seven episodes of the supernatural thriller in order in a Black Friday Binge, beginning at 6 pm ET/PT on Friday, November 27. All episodes of the series will premiere back-to-back as the suspense and drama unfold and escalate over seven intense hours. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own, and TVE platforms.

To support this “Black Friday Binge” event, WE tv will offer live, shareable GIFs inside the WE tv app during the linear premiere and exclusive bonus content on WEtv.com, including behind-the-scenes videos and photos, cast interviews, and more.

Synopsis:

Charleston, South Carolina is an elusive city with many faces and the perfect home for Maria Abascal (Mena Suvari, Chicago Fire), a stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire. Alongside her brother, David (Zachary Booth, Keep the Lights On), she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

 

 

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Matt Wavish

Matt WavishA keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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