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thrill of horror show The franchise will soon return with an all-new fourth season, and today we learned that a companion book is also on the way later this year.
AMC Networks today announced the launch of Publication of AMC networksa book publishing arm that will work with established and emerging talent to develop, produce and sell specialty books, comics, original graphic novels and more.
AMC Networks Publishing will launch several new projects this year, including two comic book series – Lono Nights by Metalliclead guitarist and horror enthusiast Kirk Hammett and his writing partner/co-creator marcel Feldmarand Oubliette by New York Times bestselling author, Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy) – and two books based on AMC Networks’ hit shows, including the original graphic novel Miss Fisher’s First Mysteries based on the popular Acorn TV series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteriesand Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream (working title), Cartel Entertainment and horror show showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and brokered by Striker Entertainment, a coffee table book that includes a foreword by Hammett, as well as an afterword by the legendary storyteller Stephen King.
“We are thrilled to launch this new initiative with talented creators, writers, artists and storytellers to further engage our passionate fans with the stories and characters they love, as well as open doors to discover worlds new and fascinating,” said Mike Zagari. , head of AMC Networks publishing. “Deeper dives on AMCs The Walking Dead Universe, by Shudder horror show and Acorn TVs Miss Fisherto an all-new collection of fantastical and comedic tales from Kirk Hammett, Marcel Feldmar, Brenden Fletcher and many more, we look forward to entertaining and delighting our audiences and fans in new and innovative ways.
The first title to debut this year is Shudder’s Creepshow: From Script to Scream (working title), based on the bestselling anthology series by Nicotero, Stan Spry (The Cartel), Russell Binder (Striker Entertainment), and in partnership with Titan Books. The Coffee Table Book is written by Dennis Prince, designed by John J. Hill and co-produced by Julia Hobgood, and takes fans behind the scenes of the famous horror show series with deep dives into its fascinating origins, captivating development, provocative production, sinister special effects and much more. The series was advertised as “an irresistibly macabre package” (Oblique magazine) and “an undeniable love letter to all generations of horror fans” (RBC), and over three seasons, was one of the most-watched programs on Shudder.
“I grew up exhausting my fingertips going through books about making my favorite movies,” Nicotero said. “I was eager to learn behind-the-scenes secrets, so I’m thrilled to be able to present a glimpse into the making of this epic show!”
A new original graphic novel, Miss Fisher’s First Mysteries (working title) is based on the hit TV series Acorn Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (adapted from Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s best-selling novels) and written by award-winning authors and New York Times Best-selling author Cecil Castellucci (Shadow The Changing Girl, Star Wars: Moving Target) and in partnership with Every Cloud Productions. In the graphic novel, the year is 1917, and there’s no way the ivy-covered walls of a posh English-finishing school can hold the rebellious spirit of the Honorable Miss Fisher. Outraged when her childhood friend is framed for murder, young Phryne plans a daring escape and braves the high seas as a stowaway – bound for danger and romance in dark alleys, dodgy theaters and glamorous mansions. of Melbourne in wartime.
Hammett and Feldmar Lono Nights (working title) tells the story of a troubled detective in 1989 Hawaii who is hired to find the tomb of King Kamehameha before it is discovered by an unscrupulous mainland occultist. Blending mystery and supernatural adventure, the story is a self-aware journey through standard detective clichés and cliches that are sharpened and revitalized with new interpretations of Hawaiian island myths and folklore.
Brenden Fletcher’s folk horror mystery series, Oubliette (working title), takes place in a small town where people live by a simple rule:If you were born from the earth around the lake, then around the lake you will remain until you return to the earth”. The story explores the struggle of a woman who escaped the impossible gravity of her birthplace only to be brought home to bury her father. She finds herself trapped once again in a cycle of pain and regret as she digs into the mystery of the sinkhole that drained the lake and claimed her father’s life. There’s something dark and wicked out there, in that hole in the lake. Something that has been waiting a very long time to come to the surface…