Showtime has ordered a second season of the MASTERS OF HORROR anthology series from IDT Entertainment. The series, which grew out of monthly dinners attended by leading directors with reputations based on outstanding work in the horror genre, last year produced thirteen hour long episodes, each made by a different big name director who was reportedly given free reign to create as horrific a vision as they could come up with. Fan reaction has been mixed, with most viewers picking one episode or another for yays or nays. After an episode directed by Takashi Miike was rejected for broadcast, there was some speculation that Showtime may not be continuing with a second season, but those rumors were quashed by Mondayâ€™s announcement by Showtime President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt. No directors have been announced as yet for the second series.
IDT is also producing another series for Showtime entitled MASTERS OF SCI-FI, featuring adaptations of works by classic SF authors, from Wells to Lem to Asimov. The series starts filming in March.
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