Fox is developing another horror series, this time without the camp comedy of Scream Queens.
The network has given a script order to Haunted, which bears some similarity to The X-Files.
Like the setup for Fox’s iconic hit, Haunted pairs a female skeptic and male true believer who are called into investigate a supernatural event. Unlike on The X-Files, however, the duo are not FBI agents and they focus on a single story line — a supposedly haunted house — over the course of an entire season.
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Here’s the pitch: “A chilling horror series about a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home. The season-long case investigates the true story of one of the most haunted houses in America. The believer vs. nonbeliever duo, by solving the mystery of the present, will solve the mystery of their damaged past. At its core the series will explore the age-old question, ‘Is evil real?’ “
The show story is loosely on the Bob Cramner book, The Demon of Brownsville Road.
William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) is attached to write and direct the project, with Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies as executive producers.