You could say AMC has 99 problems but story isn’t one. But is 99 Stories the network’s answer to a serialized anthology in the vein of American Horror Story?
According to THR, the cabler will develop sci-fi horror series 99 Stories.
The project comes from James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), David Seltzer (The Omen) and Steven Banks.
The Set-up: 99 Stories is “set in a new 99-story high-rise building in which a group of strangers gets trapped. Each story presents a different kind of challenge for the group. The elevators are in control of destiny, whittling them out by deciding who they deem deserve[s] to go up.”
Christina Wayne, AMC vice president of original series, said the network is planning a “cinematic” slant on the horror sci-fi genre:
“We want to do original programming that is cinematic and flows seemingly into the films. This seemed like the perfect fit.”
The huge ratings success of The Walking Dead has clearly given the network confidence to dip their toes back into the sci-fi genre. Hopefully it turns out well and scares up something for fans of serial. We’ll keep you posted on any relevant developments.