Legendary “Watchmen,” “V for Vendetta,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and “Batman: The Killing Joke” creator Alan Moore is coming to U.S. TV for the first time with the short film anthology series “Show Pieces”.
First premiering at London FrightFest in the U.K. in 2012, the anthology work is set to launch exclusively in North America on AMC’s premium horror streaming service Shudder. This marks the first work by Moore written specifically for the screen and the first work to explore the bizarre world and characters that frequent an otherworldly gentleman’s club in Northampton, UK.
The five-film series creates “a tapestry of madness, malevolence and murderous misdeeds, intersecting to form an original, occult noir thriller”. Moore himself appears in character on screen. The soundtrack features original lyrics by Alan Moore set to music by Adam Drucker and Andrew Broder working as Crook & Flail.
“Show Pieces” will launch on the service from June 29th. A feature film continuation titled “The Show” has been written by Moore, no further word on its status.