Peacock recently revealed that Julie Bowen, who appeared in films such as Hubie Halloween and An American Werewolf in Paris, has been cast in the lead role of TV series Hysteria!, a coming-of-age thriller that delves into America’s disturbing past of mass hysteria surrounding what is often termed “Satanic Panic.”
The premiere episode of the Hysteria! TV show will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, known for directing Kong: Skull Island.
Here is the full description of Peacock TV’s Hysteria:
“When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a Satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings, and reported “supernatural activity” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them.”
UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, will produce the series. Matthew Scott Kane will serve as the writer and executive producer, while John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, known for their work on Dungeons & Dragons and Game Night, will be executive producers and directors. Additionally, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner from Good Fear, who worked on Under the Silver Lake, will also be executive producers.
Beatrice Springborn, President of UCP, described the TV series Hysteria!: “This nail-biting thriller dives into a mass moral panic and all the fears, desires, anger, and dread that led to these dark days. Matthew’s script is original, intriguing and perfectly captures the frenetic energy of the Satanic Panic. We can’t wait for audiences to experience the show on Peacock.”
Last Updated on April 11, 2023.