A podcast is getting the Hollywood treatment with a little help from Amazon Prime Video. “Lore,” a horror anthology podcast pulling six million listens a month, is being adapted into a TV series on the streaming platform. According to Engadget, the nonfiction show will “[combine] documentary footage with cinematic scenes” to showcase real-life scary stories. In a new teaser, the series promises to explore the darkest tales in history because, as the podcast’s tagline warns, “sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.”
“Lore” creator Aaron Mahnke will executive produce the series, along with Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Ben Silverman (“The Office”). The podcast’s site also notes that Glen Morgan, a writer and producer of “The X-Files,” will helm the series as showrunner. The first season, comprised of six episodes, will draw on its more popular episodes from the original podcast. Within the first six months of the podcast’s airing, “Lore” was courted for the upcoming TV adaptation, another nod to its overwhelming popularity.
Mahnke is also bringing the beloved podcast to print, partnering with Del Rey Books (owned by Penguin Random House), to publish his first book in the upcoming “Lore” series, “Monstrous Creatures.” The book drops Oct. 10, three days before the TV series premieres. The original podcast snagged Apple’s “Best of” award for podcasts in 2015 and 2016, and won the “Best History Podcast 2016” award from Podcast Academy.
“Lore” premieres Oct. 13 (aka, Friday the 13th) on Amazon. Watch the teaser below.