RAELLE TUCKER AND SCOTT WINANT TO COLLABORATE WITH BLUMHOUSE TELEVISION TO PRODUCE SCRIPTED DRAMA SERIES FOR FACEBOOK WATCH
LOS ANGELES(January 16, 2018)-Continuing its forayinto creating digital first entertainment, Blumhouse Televisionhas joined forces with two of television's top creative voices, Raelle Tucker (True Blood, The Returned, Jessica Jones) and two-time Emmy Award winner Scott Winant (True Blood, Good Girls Revolt, Californication)to produce, ahalf-hour dramatic seriesforFacebookWatch.The series, Sacred Lies(Working Title), isbased on the classic GrimmsBrotherstale, The Handless Maidenand the novel, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Blyby Stephanie Oakes. Facebook Watch can be viewed on mobile, desktop and Facebook's TV apps.
Adapted and updated by Tucker, who will also serve as executive producer and showrunner, Sacred Lies(WT) is about a handless teen who escapes froma cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader. Winant is on board toexecutive produce anddirectthe first two episodes. Also serving as executive producers on behalf of BlumhouseTelevisionare Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold.
"This a young female protagonist we've never seen on screen before," said Tucker."She's complex, brave, funny...and sometimes dangerous. And she has no hands.But she refuses to let that, or her bizarre, brutal past define her or limit her. That's the message of our series: no matter what life throws at you -ultimately only you have the power to decide what you believe and what you become. I'm beyond excited and honored to bring this unique, inspiring, badass character to life. "
"Raelle and Scott are known for pushing the envelope with complex characters, mixing genres and diving into dramatically dark subjects, which is also ahallmark of Blumhouse storytelling,"said Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents, Blumhouse Television. "Sacred Liesis aninventive twist on atime honored fairytale which we believewill surprise and stir the Facebook Watch audience and we're excited to be the studio producing this provocative series."
Tucker and Winant are representedby UTA.Barbara Fiorentino and Katrina Wandel George are currently casting the series.
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About Blumhouse Television
Blumhouse Television has earned critical acclaim and numerous honors for its dark, edgy fare including Emmy awards for its productions of HBO's "The Normal Heart" and "The Jinx,"as well as theprestigious Peabody award for "The Jinx" and the documentary "How to Dance in Ohio." Blumhouse Television launched as an independent studio in 2017with funding from ITV. Projects currently in production include "Secure and Hold,"a limited series for Showtimebased on journalist Gabriel Sherman's reporting on former Fox News chief, Roger Ailes, with Tom McCarthy writing and executive producing; "Sharp Objects," a limited series from Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn for HBO based on Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name, starring Amy Adams and directed by Jean-Marc Valle;"The Purge," from writer/director/producer James DeMonaco based on the popular film franchiseof the same name for USA/SyFy; as well as "Run For Your Life," a supernatural race on the final night of Dia de los Muertos; and thelong-gestating "Tremors"reboot, headlined by original star Kevin Bacon, both of which have a pilot order from USA/SyFy.Blumhouse Television is the latest venture from Jason Blum, founderof Blumhouse Productions, which is widely-recognized for its pioneering model of producing high-quality micro-budget films including "The Purge," "Get Out" and "Whiplash."
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows -from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports -Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together.This isa personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow.Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here:https://videoapp.fb.com/.