If Gimlet Pictures and Blumhouse Television have their way, writer/director Aaron Mark's The Horror of Dolores Roach will be doing to our eyeballs what its done to our earholes, with the podcast being developed as a scripted television series. Mark will adapt the podcast for scripted series as well as co-executive produce.
"We were bowled over by the ingenuity of this podcast at Blumhouse Television, and had so many ideas about how to bring The Horror of Dolores Roach to the small screen. We are looking forward to the collaboration with Chris [Giliberti] and his team at Gimlet in bringing this ghastly story to the screen, and in expanding the premium quality portfolio for Blumhouse Television."
– Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, Co-Presidents, Blumhouse Television
Mark will pen the series adaptation and co-executive produce. The original fictional podcast was written by Mark especially for Daphne Rubin-Vega, whose imprint – with both the way the podcast was script and cast – is credited with having an enormouse influence on the audio series. Gimlet Pictures' Giliberti and Justin McGoldrick serve as executive producers alongside Blumhouse TV's Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, and Jeremy Gold – with Rubin-Vega serving as a consulting producer.
A scripted fiction podcast from Gimlet, The Horror of Dolores Roach stars Daphne Rubin-Vega and Bobby Cannavale. After sixteen years in prison, the indomitable Dolores Roach returns to a New York City neighborhood that has changed drastically in her absence. Her boyfriend missing, her family long gone, Dolores is recognized only by an old stoner friend, Luis, who gives Dolores room and board and lets her give massages for cash in the basement apartment under his dilapidated empanada shop.
When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, "Magic Hands Dolores" is driven to extremes to survive. Now in hiding, Dolores recounts her grotesque tale of Eat or Be Eaten, her macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. The Horror of Dolores Roach is written and directed by Aaron Mark.