Julie Bowen has signed on to star in the Satanic Panic thriller series Hysteria! for the Peacock streaming service
The ABC sitcom Modern Family wrapped up its 11 season run back in 2020, and now cast member Julie Bowen – who played the character Claire Dunphy on 250 episodes of the show – has signed on to star in a new series. And this one is no sitcom. Deadline reports that Bowen is set to star in the coming-of-age Satanic Panic thriller series Hysteria!, which is set up at the Peacock streaming service.
Written and executive produced by Matthew Scott Kane, Hysteria! will be exploring America’s dark history of mass hysteria through the shocking story of the teenage Satanic Panic. The series follows a group of 1980s high school misfits as they exploit the growing hysteria around teen occult activity. Here’s the full official synopsis: When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling high school heavy metal band of outcasts realize they can capitalize on the town’s sudden interest in the occult by building a reputation as a Satanic metal band, until a bizarre series of murders, kidnappings, and reported “supernatural activity” triggers a leather-studded witch hunt that leads directly back to them.
Bowen is taking on the role of Linda Campbell, the mother of a teenage outcast. Linda experiences a series of supernatural disturbances that force her to question everything she knows about her son, as well as the growing threat of Satanism in their small Midwestern town.
UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is producing Hysteria! Kane serves as executive producer with Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. That may lead you to believe that Daley and Goldstein are going to direct the pilot episode, but that’s not the case. The first episode of Hysteria! is going to be directed by Kong: Skull Island‘s Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
I’m very interested in stories about Satanic Panic in the 1980s, so Hysteria! sounds like a show that’s going to be right up my alley. Does Hysteria! sound like something you would like to watch? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/hysteria-julie-bowen/