Deadline reports that NBC is developing a new horror TV series to join its current supernatural Friday night slot. Right now the Friday night horror slot for NBC in the US is taken up with Grimm, and paired with Dracula, two shows that have not exactly had the best reviews. Now NBC is looking to turn the Universal horror film that starred Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt, into a TV series which will hopefully join its supernatural Friday night slot.
Dracula head writer and executive producer Daniel Knauf is behind the adaptation, which will turn the 2010 Wolfman remake into a series. The film, directed by Joe Johnston, was a remake of Universal’s own 1941 movie.
The WolfMan, produced by Universal Pictures sibling Universal TV and Stuber’s studio-based Bluegrass Films & TV, is described as a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul of the alpha-predator (watch the trailer for the 2010 movie below). Knauf is writing and executive producing with Stuber and Quan Phung. Bluegrass also has a comedy at NBC with writer Will Calhoun.