Deadline reports that The CW is working on even more original programming for the thirteen year old network, hoping to help fill out its roster of shows to provide a full year lineup of content.
Created and executive produced by Vera Miao (Best Friends Forever) this twelfth original series will be aimed at the Black Mirror audience, with a focus on paranoia, technology, alienation and social issues.
Two Sentence Horror Stories is set to launch on August 8 at 8 PM with back-to-back episodes; each episode will be a half hour short tale and is set to star CW and Warner illums like Nicole Kang (Batwoman), Jim Parrack (Suicide Squad) and Aleyse Shannon (Charmed) among others.
It’s based on a series of shorts under the same title that was aired by The CW in 2018, and created by Warner Bros.‘ digital content provider Stage 13.
Since Two Sentence Horror is effectively a meme, there is tons of grist for the mill:
Sooo, full disclaimer, The CW is not my brand of jazz. A talentless barrel of soap opera inspired ineptitude may be what I think in private, but I’m not interested in ruffling any feathers by saying that publicly.
That being not-said, I’ll always support truly original content and ever since the very first pulp novella, there’s something special and eternal about brevity in works of horror; I love that it got a Renaissance in great TV shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits and even seems to be enjoying something of a silver age today with Black Mirror and Channel Zero.
Even from The CW, I’m sure there will be some stuff in this anthology which will no doubt stick, and kudos to the company for reaching just a little bit further for fresh content.
What do you guys think, will The CW deliver on some entertaining horror shorts about the digital age?
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