A new Alfred Hitchcock anthology series, similar to the show the late, great director hosted back in the day, is coming to television.
According to the report over at The Wrap, the Hitchcock Estate is teaming up with Universal Cable Productions to create this new anthology series “in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy.” The series will bring in fresh new thriller filmmakers to riff on Alfred Hitchcock, like the Hitchcock Presents did back in the day.
“Our grandfather always collaborated with the best and the brightest to help shape his vision,” Hitchcock Estate Trust member Katie O’Connell-Fiala said. “We’re confident that Universal Cable Productions will take great care in helping us to continue preserving his legacy.”
This is still very obtuse sounding. Are we getting famous filmmakers or up-and-coming fresh visionaries? Either way, I have blind faith in the Hitchcock Estate being involved in this project, and that should make it worth checking out whenever it gets a channel and release schedule. It still won’t have the same punch as the original series did, since Hitchcock won’t be there to introduce the episode.
I just sort of halfway wish Brian De Palma could get involved in this project, in one capacity or another.