Peacock is Developing a Coming-of-age Satanic Panic Drama thriller ‘Hysteria!’

Peacock is Developing a Coming-of-age Satanic Panic Drama thriller 'Hysteria!'

Peacock has greenlit Hysteria!, a coming-of-age satanic panic drama thriller from Matthew Scott Kane, John Francis Daley, and Jonathan Goldstein. It explores America’s dark history of mass hysteria through the shocking story of the teenage Satanic Panic. The series follows a group of 1980s high school misfits as they exploit the growing hysteria around teen occult activity.

Peacock is Developing a Coming-of-age Satanic Panic Drama thriller 'Hysteria!'

The series is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Chris Bender and Jake Weiner will executive produce for Good Fear. Scott Stoops serves as supervising producer. UCP is the studio.

According to the series logline (Via Deadline), Hysteria!, 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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In a statement, President of NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Lisa Katz told “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,” she added “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.”

“This nail-biting thriller dives into a mass moral panic and all the fears, desires, anger and dread that led to these dark days,” said Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP. “Matthew’s script is original, intriguing, and perfectly captures the frenetic energy of the Satanic Panic. We can’t wait for audiences to experience the show on Peacock.”

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