Eli Roth has been an interview subject for countless documentaries and inside looks at the horror genre, so it seems rather fitting that he’s going to be the man to shine the spotlight on the history of horror for a new AMC series.
The network just announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that Roth will produce the tentatively titled “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror,“ a six-part look at the genre that will be part of AMC’s new “Visionaries” series.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this incredible series. For years, I’ve wanted to create a definitive ‘History of Horror,’ a living record of the genre with interviews from all the greats, old and new,” said Roth. “Sadly, we lose more of these masters every year and with them go their stories and experiences. This show will serve as a record for future generations — fans and filmmakers alike — to enjoy. I could not be prouder to create this with AMC.”
The series will premiere in 2018.
On a related note, “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction” and “Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics” are also in the works.