Jamie Foxx is an actor who can pretty much do it all, but writing, producing and directing horror? Who’d have guessed! However, it is indeed true, and Foxx is planning to do all of the above with a new horror anthology series which will air as part of SyFy’s annual 31 Days of Halloween in October.
Deadline reports that SyFy made the announcement today during its upfront presentation, and confirmed that Foxx will write, produce and direct a five episode horror anthology. The star may even appear in the episodes too! The series, which has been likened to Tales From the Crypt, will be produced by Universal Cable Productions.
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).