The series is set to be directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.
Peacock has been handed a straight-to-series order to Hysteria!, a satanic panic thriller from writer Matthew Scott Kane (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Dungeons and Dragons filmmakers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Universal Studio Group’s UCP is producing. Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said the following:
“Our upcoming thriller series Hysteria! will explore the complex world of the Satanic Panic, set amidst ‘80s nostalgia, mystery, heavy metal, and an all-American setting. We’re excited to partner on this fresh, coming-of-age story led by writer Matthew Scott Kane, executive producers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Good Fear, and our partners at UCP, for what is sure to be a compelling original series for Peacock viewers.”
Hysteria! Will follows a group of high school misfits who form a heavy metal band in the 1980’s.However when a fellow classmate goes missing, the band decides to take advantage of its town’s sudden interest in the occult by building its reputation as a satanic metal band. Until, a series of strange events of murders, kidnapping, and reports of supernatural activity sparks a witch hunt that leads back to the band.
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When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a Satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings, and reported “supernatural activity” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them.
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