Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Amazon Sets Premiere Date for New Dramedy 'The Horror of Dolores Roach' Starring Justina Machado

Amazon has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original horror dramedy series The Horror of Dolores Roach starring Justina Machado.

All 8 episodes of the first season will be available on Friday, July 7.

Based on the podcast of the same name, the series is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach (Machado) is released after an unjust 16-year prison sentence, and she returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. Dolores reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis, who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, "Magic Hands" Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive.

In addition to Machado, the series stars Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike and K. Todd Freeman.

Recurring guest stars include Marc Maron, Jean Yoon, Judy Reyes, Jeffery Self and Cyndi Lauper.

Aaron Mark developed the series based on his podcast and serves as co-showrunner alongside Dara Resnik. They executive produce with Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, Chris Dickie, Dawn Ostroff, Mimi O'Donnell, Justin McGoldrick, Gloria Calderón Kellett and director Roxann Dawson. Blumhouse Television, GloNation Studios and Spotify produce.