Fox developing new, X-Files-esque horror series Haunted

Not content to just bring The X-Files back to life, Fox is also developing the new series Haunted, which aims to revive the style of the genre classic — just with a decidedly spooky twist.

The network is hard at work on the new series Haunted (not to be confused with the awesome but short-lived UPN series of the same name), which teams a female skeptic and male believer (sound familiar?) as they investigate the mysteries surrounding a haunted house. But instead of focusing on a case-of-the-week, the entire season will apparently revolve around the duo’s investigation of the potentially haunted grounds. 

The series is being pitched as a straight-up horror series, as opposed to the tongue-in-cheek approach of something like Scream Queens. According to Entertainment Weekly, the plot is loosely based on the Bob Cramner book The Demon of Brownsville Road. William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) has signed on to write and direct, and Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies are attached to produce.

Here’s the synopsis for the concept:

A chilling horror series about a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home. The season-long case investigates the true story of one of the most haunted houses in America. The believer vs. nonbeliever duo, by solving the mystery of the present, will solve the mystery of their damaged past. At its core the series will explore the age-old question, ‘Is evil real?’

What do you think of the idea? Would you tune in for a haunted house investigation?

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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