August 16, 2022

Peacock Orders Satanic Panic Thriller Straight to Sequence

What do you get in case you combine mass hysteria from the late ’80s and a heavy steel band trying to turn out to be widespread? An upcoming collection on Peacock.

The streaming service has ordered Hysteria!, a coming-of-age thriller, straight to collection. The drama, which explores America’s darkish historical past of mass hysteria by way of the stunning story of the teenage Satanic Panic, comes from government producers and administrators John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Dungeons and Dragons).

In Hysteria!, Peacock teases, a beloved varsity quarterback disappears throughout the “Satanic Panic” of the late Nineteen Eighties. A struggling highschool heavy steel band of outcasts resolve to capitalize in town’s sudden curiosity within the occult by constructing a popularity as a Satanic steel band, however then a weird collection of murders, kidnappings, and reported “supernatural exercise” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads instantly again to them.

“Our upcoming thriller collection Hysteria! will discover the advanced world of the Satanic Panic, set amidst ‘80s nostalgia, thriller, heavy steel, and an all-American setting,” mentioned Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content material, NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming in a press release. “We’re excited to companion on this contemporary, coming-of-age story led by author Matthew Scott Kane, government producers and administrators John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Good Concern, and our companions at UCP, for what is bound to be a compelling authentic collection for Peacock viewers.”

Added Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP, “this nail-biting thriller dives right into a mass ethical panic and all of the fears, wishes, anger and dread that led to those darkish days. Matthew’s script is authentic, intriguing and completely captures the frenetic vitality of the Satanic Panic. We will’t await audiences to expertise the present on Peacock.”

Along with Daley and Goldstein government producing and directing, Matthew Scott Kane serves as author and government producer and Chris Bender and Jake Weiner government produce for Good Concern. Scott Stoops is supervising producer. Hysteria! is produced by UCP, a division of Common Studio Group.