- Hulus Horror Anthology Series, Monsterland, is now being streamed.
- With stars like Ozark ‘s Charlie Hold, War of stars’ Kelly Marie Tran and Orange is the new blackTaylor Schilling, each episode has its own horror story and individual star power.
- Here’s what we know about a second season of the series.
Anthology series are nothing new – just take a look The twilight zone –and yet they have become increasingly popular in modern television times, especially in recent years. The big one is obvious Black mirror, A futuristic science fiction / horror series that puts us, the audience, right in front of a literal mirror to tell us how terrible some of the things we really do every day are. It̵
Monsterland, the new episodic anthology series by Mary Laws (who wrote the wild film by Nicolas Winding Refn) The neon demon and has written / produced on shows such as HBO’s Emmy Award Succession and Seth Rogens Preacher) is just as sharp as these previous credits suggest. If you’re looking for a seasonal horror tune in October, you’ve come to the right place. And with a cast that includes appearances by Kelly Marie Tran (War of stars), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the new black), Kaitlyn Dever (Bookmaker, amazing)and Charlie Tahan (Wyatt Langmore on Ozark), Each episode has a recognizable star that matches its creepy hook.
As a showrunner, Laws wanted to do something different – tell stories that focused on women and those that might find themselves in a horror situation where they don’t necessarily just run away from a serial killer.
“I think it’s safe to say that it’s as forward-thinking as Hollywood, I don’t think there are opportunities for on-screen female stories, for women in leadership roles, and for female protagonists,” Laws said during a PaleyFest virtual event . “I think so often I found myself in a room where many men made decisions – especially men who made decisions about stories about women. I didn’t want that to be the case on our show. “
Laws said she was inspired by movies like how Rosemary’s baby. For example, in one episode titled “Iron River, MI” Tran plays a woman who feels neglected and wants to live a life other than her own. Issues such as privilege, jealousy, envy, and animalistic human instinct all come into play.
Each episode here is named after the city it is set in – the first is “Port Funcheon, LA” and the second is “Eugene, OR” – and the stories aren’t afraid to be serious, dark and somber – but nonetheless Be a big horror, chill enough for fans of The outsider or Stephen King or whatever else your boat might float on.
But by the time you finish burning through those first 8 episodes you may be asking yourself: what’s next? Well, there are tons of horror films and Halloween movies to put yourself in the shoes of. But Monster land could also have more where that comes from.
Will there be a season 2 of? Monster land?
It’s hard to tell so early; For new shows, it usually takes at least a month for Hulu to announce decisions. The great, For example, it was released in mid-May and officially picked up in early July. Hi-Fi, On the other hand, it was published on Valentine’s Day and the news of its cancellation (booooo!) Fell on August 5th.
That’s all to say: we don’t know yet. Monsterland, in theory it would be relatively easy to continue. Since this is an episodic anthology series, you wouldn’t have to convince actors to stick around from season to season. Each episode, each season can have a completely different cast.
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