The prodigal daughter has returned! After spending most of the late '70s-early '80s earning her "scream queen" stripes in films like 'Halloween,' 'Prom Night,' 'Terror Train,' 'The Fog,' and 'Road Games,' Jamie Lee Curtis is set to make her long awaited return to the genre that made her famous. The twist being that this time Curtis will be fighting for her life on the small screen.
'The Final Girls' is a new horror/drama by writer Jeff Dixon. Curtis in on board to star as a mysterious woman that rounds up a group of young ladies that have all survived their own personal brushes with unnatural death. Curtis' character hopes to help the survivors turn their horrific experiences and psychological scars into a force for good. This project marks Curtis' first horror appearance of any kind since her one scene cameo in 2002's 'Halloween: Resurrection.'
Curtis isn't the only name with some major genre cred on board. Steve Miner (director of 'Friday the 13th Parts 2&3,' 'House,' 'Warlock,' and 'Lake Placid') is set to direct the pilot episode, and executive produce the series should it get picked up. This is a natural fit, as Miner directed Jamie Lee in her last starring horror role in 1998's 'Halloween H20.'
ABC Family might seem like an odd choice of venue for 'The Final Girls,' but Miner has an on-going working relationship with the network, having directed episodes of both 'Make It or Break it' and 'Switched at Birth.' Plus, televised horror is hot right now, so it's no wonder that ABC Family wants in on the action.
Will Jamie Lee Curtis' return to horror be worth the wait?