Amazon has set a premiere date for the highly-anticipated series “Lore,” which will go live on Prime Video on Friday the 13th, in October. The new series is based on the popular podcast of the same name, which has an average of five million monthly listens. The anthology series presents the frightening and often disturbing tales based on real people and events that have led to our modern-day myths and legends. Fan can look forward to watching all six episodes of the series, from Executive Producers Ben Silverman (The Office), Howard T. Owens (The Biggest Loser), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Brett-Patrick Jenkins (Face Off), Glen Morgan (X- Files), Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci (A Year in Space), when they are available to Prime members globally on October 13.
As for the series itself, “Lore” will feature Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood), Adam Goldberg (Fargo) Holland Roden (Teen Wolf), Colm Feore (House of Cards) and Campbell Scott (The Amazing Spider-Man). The series combines documentary footage, narration, historical mixed media and cinematic scenes to bring to life the terrifying, but true stories of the past. All of this celebrates the origins of the horror genre, and Lore explores the real-life tales behind pop culture’s most legendary horror myths. These can include vampires, changelings, werewolves, séances, and even those possessed dolls that everyone is afraid of.
The podcast launched back in March 2015, and is the work of Aaron Mahnke. Since then, Lore has generated a massive audience and was named “Best of” in 2015 and 2016 by Apple. The podcast was also listed as one of the “15 podcasts you need to hear in 2016” by Entertainment Weekly. The first book in Mahnke’s three-book series, The World of Lore, will be published on October 10 by Del Rey Books ($14 on Amazon). You can watch the tv trailer below for season 1.
“Lore is a unique hybrid series that presents meticulously-researched true life tales through a variety of mediums, in order to surprise and delight, and even unsettle,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. “We are thrilled to once again provide Prime members unprecedented access into a world they thought they knew.”
Lore will feature fan-favorite episodes from the podcast, including the tale of a boy given a doll that seems to have a sinister life of its own; a family whose home appears to be inhabited by a spirit from the other side; and a German village that hunts for a murderous creature.
Lore is produced by Propagate Content and Valhalla Entertainment. Mahnke is Co-Executive Producer. Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/lore.