ABC Family (soon to be Freeform) has announced it has given a straight-to-series order for horror tale ‘Dead of Summer’ from the ‘Once Upon A Time’ creators Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis, along with ‘Once Upon a Time’ writer Ian Goldberg.
Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, “Dead of Summer” is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.
‘Dead of Summer’ will be produced by ABC Signature Studios and Kitsis/Horowitz. Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis and Ian Goldberg will write and executive-produce the series.