Screen Daily is reporting that Dario Argento’s classic giallo horror film Suspiria is being developed as an English-language TV series by France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya, along with a Western series based on Django.

From their report:

The second [series], Suspiria De Profundis, is inspired by the 19th century English writer Thomas De Quincey’s eponymous book, which was made into the classic Italian horror film Suspiria in 1977 by Dario Argento. Argento will serve as the series’ artistic supervisor.

Suspiria De Profundis will be an English-language period horror series in which the author De Quincey is the lead character. Styled as a new Sherlock Holmes, the story will explore psychological fantasies of evil and attempt to solve fearful mysteries. It will be set in London and Rome at the turn of the 20th century.

The seasons will consist of 12 50-minute episodes, and with hopes for multiple seasons.

Although Suspiria is widely regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, Argento’s work has been poorly received since 1996’s The Stendhal Syndrome. Maybe, then, it’s a good thing that he won’t be showrunner.

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