Robert Englund to Host Shadows of History for the Travel Channel
Freddy Krueger himself will investigate frightening, odd, and creepy stories in a brand-new series.
For eight films, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund entered dreams to acquire his victims. This time, he is stepping out from behind his knitted sweater and sharp claws to host a new series exclusively on the Travel Channel. This news comes courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.
Shadows of History, slated to air later this year, will feature six episodes exploring strange, supernatural-related stories that appeared in past American newspapers. If the series proves to be a success, there could be more episodes added in the future. With the help of historians and scholars, Englund will try to prove or debunk these stories that could find the horror icon venturing into the unknown. Travel Channel GM Jane Latman had the following to say in a statement paired with the announcement.
How can you make fascinating and petrifying stories even more scary? Add the genius of Robert Englund. As if tales of flying monsters, zombie cannibals and ghost ships were not enough, we are cranking up the volume for maximum impact. And our fans are going to go nuts for this legendary actor.
Known primarily for the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, the 71-year-old Englund has also appeared in lower-budget films, television series, and, most recently, as a guest on an episode of The Goldbergs last year. The actor is also a fan favorite on the convention circuit around the world.
In addition to Englund signing on for a TV series, fellow horror icon Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) is also contracted to be the host of a new reboot of Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Scheduled to air later this summer, the ten hour-long episodes will also be on the Travel Channel network. Campbell had the following to say when the show was announced earlier this year.
It appears that both legends will be attempting to find what is truth or fiction in their respective new series. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for upcoming details.
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