Sam Raimi is set to produce the first two original series for Fearnet, the multiplatform horror/thriller site launched five months ago by Sony, Comcast and Lionsgate.
Both projects are moving ahead, with the first set to premiere by early June, Variety adds; Raimi will produce via Ghost House Pictures.
Each show will run seven episodes, with storylines continuing week-to-week as on a sudser; segments will be ad-supported and run between three and five minutes. They'll be available on all Fearnet platforms: on-demand cable, streaming Internet video and mobile devices.
The first from Raimi is Devil's Trade, which follows three teenagers who find themselves cursed after buying an item off a Web site. Ben Ketai wrote the script and Toby Wilkins will direct.
The second project, also written by Ketai, will serve as a prequel to 30 Days of Night, the Ghost House/Columbia Pictures feature about vampires who feast on an isolated Alaskan town; it will debut in advance of the October release of the feature.