Newswire: Wes Craven is developing two shows, including a TV version of People Under The Stairs, for Syfy

MTV is busy readying a TV version of his 1996 hit Scream for TV, and A Nightmare On Elm Street had its day in the small-screen sun back in the ’80s, forcing Wes Craven to dig a little deeper into his back catalog for show ideas. As we reported last fall, Craven is eager to get in on this TV horror trend, and recently signed a deal with NBC/Universal Cable to produce scripted programming for the media giant’s various networks.

That partnership has already resulted in two new Syfy series: First, Deadline reports that Craven has signed on to executive produce a TV version of his 1991 film The People Under The Stairs, with TV writer Michael Reisz (Boston Legal, Unforgettable) attached to write the script. The TV version of the story is being described as “a contemporary Downton Abbey meets The Amityville Horror,” which seems to be …

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