Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy are teaming with Craig Macneill and Clay Chapman, the team behind the indie horror film The Boy, for the new Amazon psychological horror anthology series.
The series is called Unknown, and:
“plunges into the corners of the American landscape, probing the intersection of folklore and our bloody history of true crime.”
According to Deadline, the first season of Amazon’s Unknown is centered around an estranged brother and sister, who return to the Texas Killing Fields, only to encounter a dark spirit that inhabits the region from their childhood.
The Texas Killing Fields, for those who are unaware, is an area bordering the Calder Oil Field, which is a 25-acre patch of land situated a mile from Interstate Highway 45. Since the 1970s, at least 30 bodies, mostly young girls and women between the ages of 12–25 years, have been found in the area.
Very few of the murders have been solved, and the common belief is that they’re the work of multiple serial killers.
Macneill and Chapman worked together on the 2015 movie The Boy. Macneill has also directed episodes of the new Amazon series Them, as well as The Twilight Zone and Castle Rock.
Chapman has authored several horror novels, including The Remaking and the recently published Whisper Down the Lane.
It’s unclear when Unknown will premiere on Amazon’s video platform, but you’ll need a Prime membership to watch it. Amazon has been steadily growing its library of original content over the past several years, releasing some shows that went on to become notable hits for the company.