Originally a Chiller production, “Slasher” has gone on to have two very successful seasons. They’re so well-received that Netflix has moved forward on a third, as we reported a few months back. The information is always mum, but we did some digging and discovered some incredibly exciting news.
Bloody Disgusting can exclusively report that Backcountry and Pyewacket‘s Adam MacDonald directed the entire third season of the Netflix horror anthology series, “Slasher”, for Canadian creator and original content producer, Shaftesbury.
We’re told the third season of “Slasher”:
“Follows a killer seeking revenge on witnesses to a murder in an apartment complex.”
The series was created and executive produced by Aaron Martin (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”, “Being Erica”) who also served as showrunner for the first two seasons. Martin is currently showrunning the upcoming Netflix Sci-Fi Drama “Another Life.” Ian Carpenter (“Frankie Drake Mysteries”) serves as executive producer/showrunner on the third season.
Toronto-based actor-turned-director MacDonald recently directed the genre hits Backcountry (88% on Rotten Tomatoes) and Pyewacket (83% on Rotten Tomatoes) — both premiered at TIFF to rave reviews and were released by IFC Midnight.
Additionally, MacDonald’s original horror anthology series Night Terrors is currently in development with Gary Fleder’s MOJO Films banner, and he has two undisclosed features in the works for 2019. He is repped by APA, The Characters Agency in Canada, and Cohen & Gardner.