B-movie icon Larry Cohen (“Maniac Cop,” “Phone Booth”) and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are teaming up to develop an anthology series.
Abrams is a big fan of Cohen’s work and discusses it in the upcoming documentary, “King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen” which also features the likes of Martin Scorsese, Joe Dante, Rick Baker and John Landis.
“We’re working on a series now for cable with J.J. Abrams, who is a big fan of mine, and his company, Bad Robot. Each season would be ten original one-hour Larry Cohen thrillers.
We’ve got about two seasons already written, ready to be shot. If that happens, it’ll be a whole new renaissance, and there will be a lot of my material out in the world, and I’ll direct some of them.
[It’s] a thriller anthology. I’m hoping to get somebody like Christopher Walken to be the host and introduce them in a comedic way.”
The project is expected to be shopped around to cable networks and streaming services shortly.