Spider-Man director Sam Raimi will produce the first two original series for Fearnet, the multiplatform horror/thriller site launched five months ago by Sony, Comcast, and Lionsgate, according to Variety.
The first project, Devil’s Trade, follows three teenagers who find themselves cursed after buying an item off a Web site. Ben Ketai wrote the script and Toby Wilkins will direct the series, which is set to start in June.
The second project, also penned by Ketai, will serve as a prequel to 30 Days of Night, the Ghost House/Columbia Pictures feature about vampires who feast on an isolated Alaskan town. The prequel will debut in advance of the October 19 release of the feature.
Raimi, who first made a name for himself in the horror genre with the Evil Dead movies, will produce through his Ghost House Pictures. Both series will run seven episodes with storylines continuing week-to-week and will be available on all Fearnet platforms: on-demand cable, streaming Internet video and mobile devices.