Drew Barrymore Developing CW Horror Series With All-Female Creative Team
With a filmography that includes memorable roles in E.T: the Extraterrestrial, Firestarter, Donnie Darko, and Scream, Drew Barrymore is accustomed to working with the strange and supernatural. And now it appears she will be using that experience to shepherd new horror series Black Rose Anthology for The CW.
What makes this one-hour anthology series different from previous efforts is that the writing/directing teams will be made up entirely of female creative talent. Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen's Flower Films will produce the series, along with former Scream co-showrunner Jill Blotevogel and CBS TV Studios.
Black Rose Anthology will examine a number of humanity's deepest fears from a female perspective; focusing on themes such as guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession, and survival through a modern and uniquely feminine standpoint. Blotevogel will write the script for the pilot episode and co-executive produce the series.
Jamie Denenberg and Kevin Abrams of Alpine Labs; Flower Films principals Barrymore and Juvonen, president Chris Miller and co-president Ember Truesdell; and MasiMedia's Anthony Masi, Nick Phillips and Lotti Pharriss Knowles will also serve as executive producers of the anthology series.