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Amazon Orders ‘Lore’ Series From Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman

Amazon has ordered “Lore,” an anthology-horror series based on the popular podcast of the same name. The series hails from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”), Ben Silverman (“The Office”), and Howard T. Owens (“The Biggest Loser”).

Lore” explores the real-life origins of horror-genre staples such as vampires, zombies, werewolves, ghosts, serial killers, and witches. The series has received a 10-episode initial-season order from Amazon, and will be available to Amazon Prime subscribers worldwide in 2017.

“’Lore’ is a thrilling podcast with a rabid following, and we jumped at the opportunity to work with Gale Anne Hurd, Ben Silverman and Howard Owens to develop it into a series for Amazon Prime members,” said Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted, Amazon Originals. “The series will be a truly unnerving and exciting experience that Prime members will not forget.”

The “Lore” podcast was created by Aaron Mahnke and launched in March, 2015. “Lore” has over 3.2 million monthly listens.

“Being a horror aficionado, Aaron Mahnke’s ‘Lore’ podcast captivated me from the very beginning as it explores the terrifying truth behind the world’s most frightening legends,” said Hurd. “And just as Mahnke revolutionized the serial podcast, Amazon is reinventing the unscripted series—and I couldn’t be more excited about the mashup.”

Brett-Patrick Jenkins (“Face Off”) and Aaron Mahnke will also executive produce the series, with Glenn Morgan serving as showrunner. The series is produced by produced by Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to be working with Gale Anne Hurd and Amazon to bring Aaron Mahnke’s incredible horror franchise to television,” said Owens and Silverman. “’Lore’ has inspired nightmares for millions of fans while capturing our own imaginations, and we couldn’t be more excited to materialize these real-life horror stories in a way never seen before.”

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