By Jay Hunter –Universal Cable Productions is developing an anthology series based on Alfred Hitchcock, Variety reports.
NBC owned production company, Universal Cable Productions has reportedly signed a deal with the Hitchcock Estate to re-create classic Hitchcockian tales entitled, Welcome to Hitchcock.
The show will have an anthology format and will look toward the Master of Suspense’s leading titles such as The Birds and Psycho for inspiration. Each season will focus on a particular story and will be produced by the Hitchcock estate.
The Birds (Image – Universal Studios)
Dawn Olmstead, executive vice president of development at Universal Cable Productions went on to say; “Long after his death, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be one of the most celebrated directors and visionaries in the world, a master manipulator of the macabre. We’re honored that the Hitchcock Estate has put its trust in our studio to pay homage to his work.”
“Our grandfather always collaborated with the best and the brightest to help shape his vision. We’re confident that Universal Cable Productions will take great care in helping us to continue preserving his legacy,” said Katie O’Connell-Fiala on behalf of the Hitchcock Trust and MTK Corporation, which was founded by O’Connell-Fiala and her sisters, Mary O’Connell-Stone and Tere O’Connell-Carrubba.
No official release date has yet been announced