Discovery-owned adventure network Travel Channel has greenlit the six-part True Terror with Robert Englund from Los Angeles studio Workaholic Productions.
The docuseries will feature veteran actor and legendary horror movie icon Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) as he scours newspaper reports to weave together a trilogy of “spine-tingling tales” – from flying monsters and creatures in the night to evil possessions and hauntings – that prove that truth is stranger than fiction.
Each episode will also feature commentary from historians and experts.
For Travel Channel, Daniel Schwartz is VP of production and development, Matthew Butler is GM and Henry S. Schleiff is group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
True Terror with Robert Englund premieres across Travel Channel on March 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
“Revealing the sinister side of our history, I’m thrilled to bring nightmares to life on True Terror,” said host Englund in a statement. “These are tales so terrifyingly twisted, we can only hope they stay on the blood-soaked pages of the newspaper headlines from our past.”
“We’re delighted at Travel Channel to have the true icon of horror films, Robert Englund, take a ‘stab’ at leading our viewers through these hair-raising tales,” added Travel Channel’s Butler. “In his signature spooky storytelling style, Robert resurrects the creepy and odd of America’s past, bringing viewers real stories that reveal sometimes our fears aren’t mere figments of our imagination after all.”