Home Before Dark co-creator Dara Resnick is teaming up with Aaron Mark and Amazon to bring The Horror of Dolores Roach to life.
Amazon is moving forward with adapting The Horror of Dolores Roach, a project from Blumhouse Television adapted from a podcast, reports Deadline exclusively. According to the article, Dara Resnik, who co-created the Apple TV Plus series Home Before Dark, will serve as showrunner for The Horror of Dolores Roach. She will work alongside Aaron Mark, a podcast creator that has signed a first-look deal with Blumhouse Television.
The Horror of Dolores Roach is based on Mark’s one-woman play titled Empanada Loca. It revolves around the character of Dolores, who is released from prison after 16 years only to discover her family is gone and so is her boyfriend.
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She becomes acquainted with an eccentric man named Luis who runs an empanada shop, he sets Dolores up as a masseuse in an office below his shop. But old habits die hard and Dolores soon leaves behind a trail of strangled clients. Both Luis and Dolores have a strange “symbiotic” relationship that eventually urges Luis to release his own twisted perversions.
Deadline describes the story as “a grotesque Sweeney Todd-inspired tale of Eat or Be Eaten; a macabre urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, gentrification, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest.”
It should be interesting to see Amazon’s take on this unique story. Thus far, Amazon Prime Video doesn’t offer many original horror series. They currently have some in development, including Lena Waithe’s Them, but we’ve yet to see the premiere so it’s hard to say what the quality will be.
Mark will adapt the screenplay from his own script. He has previously worked on other Off-Broadway horror plays like Squeamish and Another Medea. Amazon is assembling a virtual writers’ room for work on the project to begin.
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