Crypt TV has released the first episode of its multilingual (Spanish and English) animated horror series, The woman in the book, created for Facebook Watch. With Diane Guerrero (Orange is the new black, Joan the Virgin), the 10-minute, 10-minute 2D animated series follows the lives of three estranged siblings who reunite in an aging Mexican hacienda to fight for their legacy, but inadvertently unleash a book-related horror upon them that torments their family for generations. Episodes drop every Friday on Crypt’s Watch Facebook page.
Watch the first episode… if you dare!
The woman in the book is written by Eva Gonzalez Szigriszt and Pamela Garcia Rooney, and directed by Jeanette Moreno King and Jeanette Jeanenne. It is based on the original 2017 Crypt TV digital series of the same name, written and directed by Justin Martinez and produced by Allison Vanore. The new series is produced by Starburns Industries, known both Rick and morty and Anomalisa, and Crypt TV. Jack Davis, Kate Krantz and Darren Brandl are the executive producers of Crypt. James Fino and Simon Ore Molina are the executive producers of Starburns; Paul Young executive produces for Make Good Content.
In May of last year, Crypt announced the first draft of its partnership with Abundantia Entertainment, one of the leading production companies in India. Chhori, a feature film based on the Hindi remake of the hit Marathi horror film, Lapachhapi, is the first project in their collective effort to bring their monsters to India.
Previously, Crypt entered into a Series 5 deal with Facebook Watch in July 2019; he also teamed up with Sony Screen Gems to reboot the 1960s classic, 13 ghosts. In 2018, Crypt TV completed a Series A fundraiser of $ 6.2 million, bringing its total funding to over $ 10 million since it opened in 2015. Investors include Blumhouse Productions, Lerer Hippeau, NBC Universal and Advancit Capital.
Source: Crypt TV
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