The new Amazon Original Series Lore will premiere globally on Friday, October 13, on Amazon Prime Video. The anthology series is based on the podcast of the same name, which averages five million monthly listens.
Lore presents frightening and disturbing stories based on real people and events. The six-episode series will star Robert Patrick (The X-Files), Kristin van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (Fargo), Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man).
Lore will celebrate the real-life takes behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths such as vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances and possessed dolls — all brought to life by the use and combination of documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes.
The podcast was launched in 2015 by Aaron Mahnke was named in the “Best of” lists in both 2015 and 2016 by Apple. Entertainment Weekly named it as one of the “15 Podcasts You Need to Hear” last year. In addition to launching the new television series, Mahnke will also release the first book out of a three-book series, The World of Lore, on October 10.
Lore will feature fan-favourite episodes of the podcast, including stories of a boy given a doll that seems to have a sinister life of its own, a family whose home appears to be inhabited by a spirit from the other side, and the story of a German village that hunts for a murderous creature.