Blumhouse Television is teaming up with Lexi Alexander and Scott Derrickson to develop the original drama series You Bury Me.
Taking place in Iraq, Syria and Turkey, the series is billed as an epic love story set against the political turmoil of the region, portrayed on-screen from the point of view of a filmmaker with both Western and Middle Eastern backgrounds. Derrickson, who helmed Marvel’s Doctor Strange and most recently the Snowpiercer pilot for TNT, is working with series writer/director Alexander, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker (Johnny Flynton, Hooligans).
“The ability to pair an industry veteran like Scott, with whom we have an established relationship, with a filmmaker like Lexi, provides us with a great opportunity to cultivate a new and compelling creative voice,” said Jeremy Gold, co-president of Blumhouse Television.
“Scott and Lexi’s feature film sensibility is perfect for the scope of this torn from the headlines saga which interweaves the complications of love against a story with dangerous and far-reaching political consequences. It’s exactly what audiences seeking a premium television experience are craving,” said Marci Wiseman, co-president Blumhouse Television.
“Blumhouse is the perfect home for You Bury Me,” said Derrickson. “They are risk takers with a passion for good story and have a long track record for helping creators bring their vision to both the big and small screen.”