Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen’s Flower Films is set to produce a horror anthology series, Black Rose Anthology, for the CW according to Deadline. The series is expected to be written and directed entirely by women but is still in its early stages—it’s in development and it seems that not even its pilot has been shot. That first episode is set to be written by Jill Blotevogel, who was a showrunner on MTV’s Scream: The TV Series.
Deadline reports that Black Rose Anthology:
...Will explore some of humanity’s deepest fears from a woman’s unique perspective. Classic themes of terror will be tackled via vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.
Though long regarded as a man’s game where women were victims or objects and rarely involved in the actual production of the genre’s offerings, there has been an uptick in women-steered horror productions in recent years with the success of Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook, and genre dabbling by the likes of Julia Ducournau (Raw) and Ana Lili Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Bad Batch). Earlier this year, Magnet released XX, a horror anthology film whose segments were also all directed by women (Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama).