In keeping with Alfred Hitchcock’s edict to “always make the audience suffer as much as possible,” Universal Cable Productions has announced a deal with the master of suspense’s estate to develop “Welcome to Hitchcock.” The new anthology series will tell one season-long, Hitchcock-inflected story at a time.
“Long after his death, Alfred Hitchcock continues to be one of the most celebrated directors and visionaries in the world, a master manipulator of the macabre,” said UCP’s Dawn Olmstead in a statement. “We’re honored that the Hitchcock Estate has put its trust in our studio to pay homage to his work.” Katie O’Connell-Fiala, speaking on behalf of the Hitchcock Trust and MTK Corporation, which she founded along with her sisters, added that “our grandfather always collaborated with the best and the brightest to help shape his vision. We’re confident that Universal Cable Productions will take great care in helping us to continue preserving his legacy.”
“Welcome to Hitchcock” plans to take a page from the “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” playbook by working with respected filmmakers to helm individual episodes. A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.