Directed by Vincenzo Natali (“Splice”), the pilot below is for “Darknet,” an intriguing new horror anthology series that will air on Canada’s Super Channel and on the website darknetfiles.com. Described as being made up of “snippets of people’s lives being interrupted by vivid instances of unexpected violence or shocking strangeness,” “Darknet” recalls browsing on a web site full of strange, sinister material, the episode below consisting of interwoven short horror stories.
It also brings to mind “V/H/S” in its bringing in of different directors, in this case Natali’s “Splice” producer Steve Hoban (making his directorial debut in the second episode), Brett Sullivan (“Orphan Black”), Rodrigo Gudiño (“The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh”) and newcomers Anthony Scott Burns and Jeremy Ball. Natali, Pascal Trottier, Doug Taylor (“Splice”), James Kee, Randall Cole (“388 Arletta Ave”) and Sarah Larsen are the writers.
The first season of “Darknet” will begin airing on Super Channel on Jan 24, and segments will also be available online. Natali and Hoban are the executive producers.