Eli Roth and Jason Blum’s South Of Hell casts its leading lady

Eli Roth-directed TV show South Of Hell settles on American Beauty star to lead

Eli Roth is making his second forary into TV following Hemlock Grove
Eli Roth is making his second forary into TV following Hemlock Grove

The Eli Roth and Jason Blum supernatural TV show South Of Hell has found its heroine in American Beauty star Mena Suvari.

 

Mena Suvari in American Reunion
Mena Suvari in American Reunion

Deadline reports that Suvari (American Pie, Stuck, American Horror Story) has signed on to play the lead in the eight-episode first season of the show for WE.

“A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina,South Of Hell¬†focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those 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.”

South Of Hell is written by Matt Lambert, while the showrunner is James Manos Jr (Dexter, The Shield). Deadline also notes that this is the first collaboration between horror super-producers Roth and Blum, coming together like The Traveling Wilburys of horror producing.

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