Today, Hulu announced that it has picked up a new horror anthology series from Mary Laws based on Nathan Ballingrud’s “North American Lake Monsters.”

  • Season one of the new series, which is currently being called Untitled Mary Laws Project, will consist of eight episodes.
  • Hulu shared a logline for the new series:
    • Through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast. Based on the short stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s collection.
  • The series will be created, written and executive produced by Mary Laws.
  • Lucan Toh and Babak Anvari will also executive produce, with the latter also serving as director for the series.
  • The series is being produced by Annapurna TV.
  • North American Lake Monsters: Stories was released in 2013 and was Ballingrud’s first published book, according to Deadline.
  • The author’s second book, The Visible Filth, was adapted by Anvari and Toh into their 2019 movie Woulds.
  • The Untitled Mary Laws Project will be Hulu’s second horror anthology series, joining Blumhouse’s Into the Dark.

ICYMI – More Hulu news:

  • Hulu has announced the premiere of their newest original animated series for children. The Bravest Knight is based on the children’s book by Daniel Errico and will debut on June 21 on the streamer.
  • Hulu and New Zealand-based streaming service NEON have acquired the North American rights to the well-received Cannes Competition drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
  • Disney has acquired full control of Hulu by making a deal with the last remaining other owner, Comcast. With this deal, Hulu will eventually be fully owned by The Walt Disney Company.
  • Hulu has announced two new live-action Marvel series, Ghostrider and Helstrom, which will debut in 2020.