Magazine article Screen International

Facebook Sets First Drama Series, 'Sacred Lies' from Blumhouse Television

Magazine article Screen International

Facebook Sets First Drama Series, 'Sacred Lies' from Blumhouse Television

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Facebook unveils Blumhouse Television thriller as development director Ricky Van Veen tells NAPTE company not targetting ’prestige hour-long dramas’.

Facebook has ordered its first drama series, a half-hour thriller from Blumhouse Television based on a Brothers Grimm story and a contemporary young adult novel.

With the working title Sacred Lies, former TrueBlood executive producer Raelle Tucker and director Scott Winant will serve as executive producers on the 10-episode series.

Tucker will also serve as showrunner and adapt the source material, the Grimm tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes’ 2015 novel The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly. Winant will also direct the first two episodes.

Also on board as executive producers on the story - about a teen with no hands who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader - will be Blumhouse Television’s Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold. …

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