Here's a new term for you: Aspirational horror...
...Via Deadline, Amazon is developing a new horror comedy series called Mitchcraft from Steve Franks (Psych creator), executive producer Chris Henze of Thruline, and the Fully Formed Entertainment duo of Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (A Quiet Place, The Purge)!
"A small town fire marshal realizes he may have inadvertently harnessed the power of the Supernatural and become, for lack of a better term, a witch."
Franks told the site that Mitchcraft is “a newly-invented sub-genre: Aspirational Horror” that will “make scary fun again."
Added Franks, “Over the course of 'Psych', we had the opportunity and freedom to play with different genres, worlds and themes within the confines of a procedural mystery,” Franks said. “Comedy was always the constant, but thanks to an obsessive cast and our collective reverence for stories like 'The Shining', 'American Werewolf in London', 'Twin Peaks', the 'Friday the 13th' & 'Halloween' franchises, among others, we often found the most joy by putting funny people in incredibly dangerous and scary situations.”
While we would argue scary has always been fun, this certainly sounds like an intriguing project from the talent involved, and who doesn't want more witchy horror comedy on TV?
More details here as we learn them.
By Matt Konopka