London/Singapore-based international content investment studio 108 Media will finance, co-develop, and produce the upcoming premium live-action supernatural action series, Nightshade.
Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Hellboy, “Games of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Timeless,” “Hannibal,” “Lost in Space,” “Constantine”) is teaming up with Simon Uttley, who conceptualized the world-building with Marshall. The two will serve as showrunners with Marshall directing the pilot, and are exec producing next to 108 Media’s Abhi Rastogi, Justin Deimen, and Rod Smith.
Per the press announcement, Nightshade is set “in a bustling 18th century English port city visited by a diverse manner of international traders, rogues, and vagabonds. We meet our heroine – the half-English and half-Indian outcast Lizzie Monroe who transforms herself into a defiant masked outlaw avenger – Nightshade – to rescue her brother James from the treacherous underworld realm of The Veil, where werewolves, demons, warlocks, and evil creatures beyond our imagination reside, after he is slain by a monstrous satanic cult run by powerfully sinister men in politics, religion, and industry. During their treacherous journey back to one another, the Monroes will discover that the supernatural forces arrayed against them represent merely the vanguard of a far greater threat and that they are caught in the opening salvos of a war between humanity and the forces of darkness.”
“Make no mistake about it, this will be a Neil Marshall show through and through. When it’s scary, and it will be, often, then it will be very scary. When it’s necessary to be violent, it will be violent. Every punch will land hard and break bones, and every sword thrust will cut and sting.” says Marshall.
“We could not be more excited to bring the story of Nightshade to the screen with our partners at 108 Media. This is a character and a world we’ve dreamed of exploring. Nightshade is adventure, heroism, horror, action, mystery, and mythology – and we cannot wait for audiences to see what we have in store for you all.” said Utterly.
“Utterly chuffed to bits to be producing such visceral thrill ride from the prolific mind of Neil Marshall leading the charge. Audiences know what quality and imagery to expect from him as one of the most complete genre maestros working today. We’re looking forward to expanding 108 Media’s creative and financing mandates across more genre offerings with strategic co-production deals across key territories.” said Deimen, President at 108 Media.
“I am very excited to be working with our creative team on this dynamic and exciting new series. Neil’s vision for this is breath-taking; and we look forward to unleashing this fast and furious adventure series and fresh mythology into the world.” added Smith, VP, Scripted Entertainment at 108 Media.
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