A new anthology series inspired by the works of Alfred Hitchcock will soon make its way to television thanks to Universal Cable Productions, the company announced on Wednesday.
“Welcome to Hitchcock” promises to follow the legendary director's unique style of storytelling. In that spirit, the series will focus on one single mystery or crime that stretches throughout the entire season. The studio plans to work with the Hitchcock estate step-by-step to ensure viewers get a series that not only lives up the Hitchcock name, but also “entice[s] an entirely new generation of fans.
“Our grandfather always collaborated with the best and brightest to help shape his vision,” said Katie O’Connell-Fiala, speaking for the Hitchcock Trust and MTK Corporation. “We’re confident that Universal Cable Productions will take great care in helping us to continue preserving his legacy.”
Dawn Olmsted, the Executive Vice President of Development at UCP, said the team was “honored that the Hitchcock Estate has put its trust in our studio to pay homage to his work.”
Academy Award-nominated producers Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan will serve as executive producers alongside Timmy Thompson and Todd Thompson. Columbus will direct the pilot, and Emmy winner Casey Tebo will also serve as co-producer.
An NBC Universal-owned production company, UCP's list of TV credits includes "Monk," "Mr. Robot" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," among others. The studio will team up with Vermilion Entertainment for the project. A release date has not yet been announced.