Katie McGrath cast in new horror series 'Slasher'
Former Dracula and Merlin star Katie McGrath is one of the headline stars for Chiller’s new series, Slasher, a psychological horror thriller just starting production in Canada.
McGrath stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect… or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott).
“With Slasher, I wanted to tell a modern-day monster story – but instead of a mythological creature, the ‘monster’ in our series is all too human,” Aaron Martin, creator, writer and executive producer, Slasher explained. “The series is a fusion of some of my favourite thriller genres – the classic slasher film, the contemporary murder mystery and the timeless works of my favorite crime writer, Agatha Christie.”
The series (an eight-episode co-production between Shaftesbury Films and Super Channe ) will be filmed in Sudbury, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario until October 2015 and will air in 2016.