Charlie Brooker to Write Horror Show for E4
Fans of Charlie Brooker will be intrigued to hear that E4, who are commissioning new shows all over the place, have commissioned him to write their first horror series. The show’s working title is Dead Set and it is scheduled for 6 thirty minute episodes. Charlie Brooker seems pleased with the idea: “Dead Set is very different to anything I’ve done before, and I hope the end result will surprise, entertain and appal people in equal measure.”
Head of E4 Angela Jain and Commissioning Editor Shane Allen have teamed up with Sepportron Managing Director Annabel Jones to make the show. Jain commented that Brooker is “an exceptional writer”. The press release by E4 states that Yann Demange will direct. Demange’s previous credits include the wildly successful Secret Diary of a Call Girl starring Billie Piper.
Charlie Brooker has written before on the short lived cult success Nathan Barley with comedy heavyweight Chris Morris.
The show is scheduled to screen in late 2008.