HBO Max is developing The Final Girl Support Group, a TV series based on New York Times bestselling author Grady Hendrix’s horror novel of the same name.
Andy Muschietti & Barbara Muschietti are joining forces with Charlize Theron to produce the series.
The novel’s title refers to a Los Angeles–based therapeutic support group for six “final girls”— survivors of mass-murderer rampages whose experiences inspired the slasher franchises that saturated horror cinema in the 1980s and ’90s, earning them minor celebrity.
Ever wonder what happens to those Final Girls? After the cops eliminate them as suspects, after the press releases their brace-faced, pizza-cheeked, bad-hair-day class photos that inevitably get included on the cover of the true crime book? After the candlelight vigils and the moments of silence, after someone plants the memorial shrub?
For Lynette Tarkington, it’s been a support group. Her, five other final girls, a therapist. Close to twenty years. Today’s the last day for group, but Lynne doesn’t know it yet. It’s also going to be the last day for one of the group. And maybe the final day for all of the final girls, because someone’s been planning a nasty surprise for them for a long time.
Andy Muschietti is set to direct the pilot. Hendrix also will serve as an executive producer.
The series comes from Denver & Delilah Films, Double Dream, and Aperture Entertainment.
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