Dead Of Summer Series

ABC Family Orders Summer Camp Horror Series From Once Creators

The minds behind ABC’s Once Upon a Time will soon be working their magic over on ABC Family (which becomes Freeform in 2016).

The network on Wednesday announced a straight-to-series order for Dead of Summer, a summer camp-set horror story written and executive-produced by Once creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, along with Once writer Ian Goldberg.

Disclosure: TVLine editor-at-large Matt Webb Mitovich served as a consultant on the project.

Here’s the series’ official description, per the network:

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, “Dead of Summer” is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.


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