Wondering what to expect from ABC’s 666 Park Avenue this fall? Variety spoke with David Wilcox about the supernatural series.
Former Fringe writer Wilcox is in familiar territory with 666 Park Avenue, the new series blends elements from his past efforts to make a supernatural soap with influences from the horror genre (think Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, The Shining).
However, what it won’t have is a mythology as complicated as Fringe.
The concept that sold ABC on the 666 Park Avenue pilot is it’s story of people who make Faustian bargains.
Describing 666PA, Wilcox says:
“The idea is that everyone has some sort of innate desire or ambition and when they move into 666 Park Avenue, the answer to their need, desire or ambition will be presented. “The show is about seduction and about wish fulfillment, but with the be-careful-what-you-wish-for dark side of that.”
I don’t think many people expect 666PA to start out with a mythology as complex as Fringe, which is in its final season. We’ll have to wait and see what 666PA‘s mythology has to offer. Not every serial needs a super mythology, depending on the other ongoing elements in-play.
Hopefully the soapy elements don’t detract from whatever resides inside the Drake.