Post by Trish Morgan on Aug 18, 2013 13:08:50 GMT -6
"The Void" Showrunner Steps Down! Series To Be Reworked!
After months of inactivity, "The Void," a horror anthology series from Land of the Living Dead co-creator, Carey Broadbent, has been canceled. The series would have told different stories each week, and focus on a range of genres from horror and fantasy, to even science fiction.
However, this is not the end. As Broadbent steps down as showrunner, the reigns have been given to Chris Davis (Hellbound, Trinity) who plans to bring a "new format and style" to the series.
While remaining an anthology series, instead of telling new stories episode-to-episode, each season will act as a self-contained miniseries, much like the FX hit, "American Horror Story." Producers confirm that early production of season one, which has officially been titled "The Void: Sanctum," has already begun and we can expect the season to run for a total of six episodes.
Set in 1925, The Void: Sanctum follows a group of students and teachers at the Sanctum Rose Academy; a church turned co-ed boarding school with a haunting past. As the series opens in the first year that female students are being accepted, a young girl joins her older brother at the academy, but is unaware of the physical, and psychological torment lying in her wait, as she becomes the target of a vengeful group of spirits dating back over half a century.
Producers confirm The Void: Sanctum will have strong elements of possession, ritual sacrifice, satanism and other religious undertones. While the series is set in a haunted boarding school, whether the threat is actually a paranormal one is unknown.
The cast, so far, includes Max Irons, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sean Bean, Kenneth Branagh, Steven Mackintosh, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. The Void: Sanctum has been slated for a 2014 release with Chris Davis, Amin Caluk, and Carey Broadbent serving as executive producers and/or writers.