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Chiller Scares Up First Scripted Series

Chiller will look to thrill its viewers this year with its first original scripted series and several new original tele-films, the network said Tuesday.

The new eight episode series, Slasher, follows a young woman who returns home to a small town only to find that she’s the centerpiece of copycat murders similar to the killing of her parents, said network officials. Slasher, set to debut later this year,  was created by Aaron Martin (KilljoysDegrassi: The Next Generation) and directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil). Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie will serve as executive producers.

On the original movie front, Chiller will look to build on the success of last year’s Animal feature with two new original movies Lifeforce and Siren. Lifeforce, a reimagining of the 1985 classic film (based on Colin Wilson’s novel The Space Vampires), follows a group of astronauts who encounter a derelict alien spacecraft hiding an ancient secret; while Siren follows a bachelor party that takes a wrong turn after the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities.

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.