The CW has released a brand new trailer for its new anthology series, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES, that will consist of eight singularly themed half-hours featuring Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”), Jim Parrack (Suicide Squad) and Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”), among others. TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES will premiere with back-to-back episodes Thursday, August 8 (8:00-8:30PM ET/PT and 8:30-9:00PM ET/PT).
Contemporary tales of horror and haunting for the diverse and digital age. Inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, this anthology series taps into universal primal fears, filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation. Despite dizzying advancements in technology, inequality, social progress, and environmental degradation…the things that haunt us are still the same.
The series is executive produced by Vera Miao (“Best Friends Forever”), Emily Wiedemann (“Creative Control”) and Chazz Carfora (“Stories From The Felt”). TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES is from Stage 13 in association with Warner Bros.
The featured cast of the series is Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”) as Hana, Jim Parrack (“The Deuce”) as Ken, Aleyse Shannon (“Charmed”) as Karine, Greta Quispe (“New Amsterdam”) as Araceli, Wai Ching Ho (“The Defenders”) as Ma, and Kate Jennings (Notorious”) as Dr. Lucie.
The featured directors are Vera Miao, Tayarisha Poe, Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia, Natalia Iyudin, and Nikyatu. Writing on the episodes were done by Vera Miao, Leon Hendrix III, C.S. McMullen, Pornsak Pichetshote, Stephanie Adams-Santos, and Sehaj Sethi.
AUGUST 8 EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS:
“GENTLEMAN” (Guest Director Natalia Iyudin)
Written by C.S. McMullen
Nicole Kang (“Batwoman”) as Hana
Jim Parrack (“The Deuce”) as Ken
A serial killer with an obsession for single moms stalks a young mother who rejected him.
This episode is a two-hander about how far someone will go to achieve their ideal or “right” notions of family. Our ideal man, Ken, is the one focused on the traditional elements of the feminized sphere of domesticity – baby, nursery, breastfeeding, staying at home, and good mothering. Hana is the one more intent on achieving her perfect life and family through the traditionally masculine spheres of work and new technology, even though we see how both are broken.
“SQUIRM” (Director Vera Miao)
Written by Vera Miao
A low-paid office assistant wakes up naked in her own bed after the office holiday party with no idea how she got there. Who was it and what did he put inside her?
This episode is firmly grounded in the horror of not only not feeling in control of your own body, but also of literally not knowing what happened to you. The violation is twofold: 1) the possible sexual assault and the torment of not knowing what was done to you and 2) the economic desperation that forces you to stay at a job with your assaulter because you cannot prove anything, and you cannot risk losing your job. Inside/outside is a critical theme in this episode, both from a physical body perspective and most importantly, how the viewer will experience Keisha’s journey.