Starz today announced the series development of Trapped in association with Mila Kunis' Orchard Farm Productions with Kunis (Black Swan, Ted, Family Guy, Jupiter Ascending) serving as Executive Producer alongside Rob Zombie (House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween) who will also direct. Created and written by Joey Slamon (Arrested Development) and produced in association with Orchard Farm Productions, the half-hour horror comedy series takes places over a single night in the home of a wealthy family under attack by a murderous cult. Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov of Orchard Farm Productions will also executive produce. Here's what Starz Managing Director Carmi Zlotnik had to say in a statement.
"We're excited to work in partnership with Rob Zombie as well as Mila Kunis and her Orchard Farm Productions associates Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov on this horror comedy series."
Starz retains all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment, and digital. Orchard Farm Productions focuses on developing and producing television projects for broadcast and cable. Kunis teamed up with Susan Curtis, Cami Curtis and Lisa Sterbakov to launch Orchard Farm Productions last year. Orchard Farm Productions is repped by CAA and Patti Felker. Slamon is repped by Gersh and Peter Nichols. Rob Zombie is repped by David Fox at Myman and Andy Gould for Spectacle Entertainment.
It isn't known yet if Mila Kunis also plans on starring in this series, or if she is only on board as an executive producer. The actress previously served as an executive producer on the 2014 comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, which she also starred in alongside Robin Williams. This series will mark her debut as a TV producer, although she has plenty of experience in the medium on the other side of the camera, starring in the hit sitcom That '70s Show and providing the voice of Meg on the long-running animated series Family Guy.
Trapped will also mark Rob Zombie's debut as a TV producer, although he previously directed one episode of CSI: Miami back in 2010. On the feature side, we reported this summer that he will direct Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, a biopic that examines comedian Groucho Marx's final years. His next feature film, the Halloween thriller 31, was recently picked up by Alchemy, although a release date has not been set.