After released tons of horror movies and TV series, Blumhouse at first acquired rights to the new upcoming horror thriller TV series: The Horror of Dolores Roach. However, it has since been announced that the show will be continued on Amazon.
Based on a podcast on Spotify by Gimlet Media with the same title, The Horror of Dolores Roach follows the story of a woman named Dolores who returns to her neighborhood in New York after 16 years in prison. Decided to stay with her friend Luis, it turns out that her expected-to-be calm and peaceful life is threatened by a horror event.
The Horror of Dolores Roach might remind us of something like the classic horror musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which Tim Burton made into a film, starring Johnny Depp—tells us the story of ‘eat or being eaten’, or also known as survival of the fittest.
Blumhose in 2019 actually won the rights to adapt the podcast into screen, in a very competitive situation. However, Amazon Studios takes over the project since 2020. So later on, The Horror of Dolores Roach will be premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5), and will be available in more than 20 countries and territories all over the world.
This horror dark comedy upcoming TV series is based on a podcast which was developed by the podcast creator Aaron Mark. Aaron Mark wrote the pilot script as well. Mark and Dara Resnik will be the co-showrunners. They will also serve as the executive producers alongside Gloria Calderón Kellett, Rubin-Vega, and Roxann Dawson.
The TV series is planned to consist of eight episodes with the duration of around 30 minutes each episode.
“We at Amazon Studios fell in love with this story along with everyone else as the podcast captured listeners. We couldn’t be more excited and fortunate to be working with such world-class creatives to bring Dolores Roach to screen in what is sure to be a captivating series,” Head of development in Amazon Studios Marc Resteghini once quoted.
There is not much information that have been revealed regarding The Horror of Dolores Roach, including the cast and the release date. But here is what we know so far about the upcoming TV show.
The Horror of Dolores Roach: Release Date
Sadly, so far there is no official information regarding the official release date of The Horror of Dolores Roach. The show was first picked up by Blumhouse in 2019, but then in 2020 it was obtained by Amazon Prime (As We See It).
The development is also going very slow, even there is a shut down in the production. We don’t know yet whether it has been continued, since there is not much information regarding the development in any progress.
With that kind of pace, it is almost unlikely that we will see the show in 2022. However, we can expect to see it in 2023, assuming that they will continue the production as soon as possible.
The Horror of Dolores Roach: What is It About?
The specific details of the story haven’t been released yet. But we can find out the plot from the original podcast.
The Horror of Dolores Roach will tell us about the ex-convict named Dolores Roach who tries to navigate her normal and peaceful life in the neighborhood in New York. With the help of her friend Luis, Dolores stays in Luis’ empanada shop, while takes massage clients in the basement.
However, in her effort to maintain the newfound stability, she has to deal with many strangled massage clients. The only way to dispose of the bodies is by putting them inside Luis’ empanadas.
The Horror of Dolores Roach: The Cast
The only cast that has been announced will appear in The Horror of Dolores Roach is Justina Machado as the titular character Dolores Roach.
There are no cast members that have been announced so far. Therefore, it seems like we have to wait a little bit more to get more information regarding the release date, the cast, and the trailer of the upcoming horror TV series The Horror of Dolores Roach.