Peacock Orders ‘Girl In The Woods’ Series Adaptation, Krysten Ritter to Direct

Peacock has ordered an eight-episode supernatural drama based on “The Door in The Woods” and “The Girl in the Woods.”

“Jessica Jones” lead Krysten Ritter is slated to direct the first four episodes (including the pilot) of the NBCUniversal streaming platform’s forthcoming adaptation of Crypt TV’s “Girl In The Woods” movies. Ritter will also co-executive produce. Jacob Chase (“Come Play”) is set to direct the last four episodes and Casey Modderno (“The Birch”) will serve as head writer.

“As a huge fan of horror and all things coming of age, this is one of the most exciting pilot scripts I’ve gotten my hands on,” Ritter said in a statement. “I fell in love with the characters, the writing, the setting, and the themes the second I read it. I also loved Crypt’s original short ‘The Door in the Woods’ and the universe they are building.  I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to helm this badass female-driven monster hunting series with Jane Casey Modderno, Crypt and Peacock.”

“We are thrilled to have such special talents in Krysten Ritter, Casey Modderno and Jacob Chase bringing this series to life with grounded characters taking on meaningful themes and plenty of scares,” said executive producer Jack Davis in a statement. “Crypt prides itself on telling norm-breaking, innovative genre stories, and our audience is going to love watching this show on Peacock, who has been a spectacular partner.”

“The Girl in the Woods” is produced by Crypt TV. Jack Davis and Darren Brandl will serve as executive producers. Modderno serves as head writer and co-executive producer. Krysten Ritter will direct and co-executive produce. Jeremy Elliott and Jasmine Johnson will also co-executive produce. Chase will direct and produce. Joey Greene and Cameron Fuller will co-produce.

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