Director Jennifer Lynch Takes On Eli Roth’s ‘South of Hell’ Show

South of Hell is a supernatural thriller set in South Carolina and helmed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever and Hostel). And to make sure this new series set to premiere on WE tv is completely bad-ass, the production team tapped Jennifer Lynch (Teen Wolf and Walking Dead) along with another female director, Rachel Talalay (Doctor Who and Tank Girl) to jump in as supporting directors for individual episodes. This title is currently filming right now and The Green Inferno director Eli Roth has been tapped to direct the pilot episode.


This title will hit the air sometime in 2015 and the story is about…

…Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, Abigail, who resides inside of her, feeding on the evil Maria exorcises from others. Maria and Abigail share a soul and a destiny, but as Maria desperately tries to overtake Abigail, she will discover how far Abigail will go to remain a part of her.

And as reported by Joblo, Mena Suvari takes the dual role of Maria Abascal and her inner demon, Abigail. The cast also includes Zachary Booth as David Abascal, Maria’s brother; Bill Irwin as Enos Abascal, Maria and David’s father and cult leader; Drew Moerlein as Dusty, Maria’s neighbor; Lamman Rucker as Rev. Elijah Bledsoe, a priest with a strong attraction to Maria; Paulina Singer as the Reverend’s daughter, Grace; Lydia Hearst as Southern belle Charlotte Roberts; Slate Holmgren as the local drug dealer, Sweetmouth; and Lauren Velez as Tetra, a spiritual informant.

The premiere episode was written by Matt Lambert. James Manos, Jr. (Dexter, The Shield and The Sopranos) is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity,  Insidious and Sinister) also serves as executive producer, along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Stein, and Roth.

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