Streaming service Sony Crackle broke into the horror space with their two Dead Rising video game adaptations, and they’re soon serving up more flesh-eating terror.
Deadline reports that Crackle is developing serial killer drama “The Butcher,“ written by Charles Burmeister. Gary Oldman will produce with Douglas Urbanski.
“The Butcher is a modern story of one man’s epic investigation to find, hunt down, and kill a serial killer who lives among us — someone who is very human, but also beyond human. Along the way the story’s hero, a hardened Los Angeles homicide detective named Mitch Dixon, must uncover the mystery of who The Butcher is, how he operates, and come to terms with the unbelievable truth — that he has discovered the key to immortality, the price of which is consuming human flesh.”
“We are incredibly pleased to be working with the wonderful creative team at Crackle on this unusual and hopefully gripping and creepy show as part of our effort to expand our creative energies beyond motion pictures and into the land of streaming television,” said Oldman and Urbanski, producing through their Flying Studio Pictures label.