American Psycho Director Mary Harron Helming Horror Series “Emma” for Quibi

The upcoming shortform mobile streaming platform adds another well-known filmmaker to the mix.

By L.B. Lubomski

There’s a new horror series coming to shortform mobile entertainment app Quibi when it launches next year and this one is helmed by a familiar face in horror. As reported by Deadline, American Psycho director Mary Harron will be in charge of this new project, simply titled Emma.

Emma stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Act, The Carrie Diaries) as the titular character, a young woman who has gotten pregnant under mysterious circumstances. As her pregnancy progresses, Emma must deal with the increasingly disturbing effects of her unborn child and the conspiracy around its conception.

The show’s production is a joint effort between Dark Castle Entertainment and Propagate alongside Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes. Ben Ketai, who previously scripted 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, The Forest, and The Strangers: Prey at Night, is handling writing duties here and will also executive produce.

In addition to directing the episodes, Mary Harron will executive produce alongside Dark Castle’s Alex Mace (writer of Orphan) and Hal Sadoff (The Breed) as well as Ben Silverman (The Office, The Tudors), Howard Owens (Charmed reboot), Greg Lipstone, and Rodney Farrell for Propagate.

Short for “quick bites,” Quibi is designed for on-the-go viewing, featuring shows with episodes running only seven to ten minutes in length. This mobile video subscription service will cost you $5 per month with ads and $8 without. All in all, this is an intriguing new format to bring horror to that has plenty of relevant names coming on board, including Steven Spielberg and Alexandre Aja, just to name a couple.

Stay tuned for more details on this and other horror shows right here on Dead Entertainment.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.