Eli Roth Involved in New WE tv Horror Series, 'South of Hell'

Eli Roth, photo courtesy IMDB
The battle between good and evil will commence on WE tv in 2015 and Eli Roth is attached to the network's second original scripted series. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that WE tv has greenlit the horror thriller "South of Hell" straight to series. According to THR, the new show "centers on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within."

James Manos Jr. ("Dexter") will serve as show runner, Matt Lambert wrote episode one, with Eli Roth ("Hemlock Grove") directing the episode. Roth will serve as one of the executive producers alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum ("Paranormal Activity"), Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, and Sonar Entertainment CEO Gene Stein.

Marc Juris, WE tv president, commented on the news, "As WE tv moves firmly into scripted programming, we are committed to presenting distinctive and engaging stories to today’s savvy TV audience. That is certainly the case with 'South of Hell,' a dramatic thriller that introduces viewers to an unforgettable character, supernatural themes and the battle between good and evil."

The series logline describes a strong female lead which fits perfectly for WE:

"Savannah, Ga., is an elusive city with many faces and the perfect home for Maria Abascal, a stunning, 30-year-old demon-hunter-for-hire. Alongside her brother, David, she is skilled and fearless in her pursuit of the demons that live in others. Like those that she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her."

The drama will premiere in 2015 and is scheduled for eight episodes.

-Larissa Mrykalo