Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ABC Family Gives Series Order to Drama 'Dead of Summer' Created by Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis & Ian Goldberg

ABC Family continues to grow its original programming slate ahead of becoming Freeform in January 2016 with a straight-to-series order for drama Dead of Summer from the Once Upon a Time creative team of Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg. The announcement came from Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, ABC Family.

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, include first loves, first kisses - and first kills. Clearwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, Dead of Summer is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

"Dead of Summer is about what happens when summer camp goes wrong - really, really wrong. The horror genre is new for us and I'm thrilled to have Adam, Eddy and Ian bring their immeasurable talent to our network and usher us into this new space," said Burke.

Dead of Summer will be produced by ABC Signature Studios and Kitsis/Horowitz. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg will write and executive produce the series.