An Alfred Hitchcock-Inspired Anthology Series Is Coming to TV

Film director Alfred Hitchcock is seen in 1968. (AP Photo)
Film director Alfred Hitchcock is seen in 1968. (AP Photo)

The legendary Alfred Hitchcock is best-known for cinematic thrillers like Psycho, Vertigo, and Rear Window. But he was also a big presence on the small screen, hosting Alfred Hitchcock Presents for 10 years. Now a new project, with full cooperation of the late director’s estate, will bring Hitchcock to TV once again.

Universal Cable Productions, which is owned by NBCUniversal, has a show called Welcome to Hitchcock in the works; it will be an anthology series that will cover one mystery or crime over a single season. Furthermore, it will “re-imagine classic tales from the iconic horror filmmaker” and “be an homage to his work,” according to Variety.

There’s no word yet on which Hitchcock properties might provide inspiration (probably not Psycho, since Bates Motel is already on the air), but the pilot already has a big name attached to direct: Chris Columbus (Home Alone, the first two Harry Potter movies), who will also serve as one of Welcome to Hitchcock’s executive producers.

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Cat Tarsus Sinus

Aww, man. I was hoping for some sweet Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators action.