Screening Of ABC's "Once Upon A Time" Season 4 - ArrivalsIf you love "Once Upon a Time," you're in luck: The show's creators are making a brand new series for ABC Family.

Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the men behind the hit ABC fairy tale series, are bringing their talents to sister network ABC Family (soon to be Freeform -- and yes, that name is sticking, apparently), but it's going to be decidedly different from the fantasy-flavored "Once." According to Entertainment Weekly, Horowitz and Kitsis are teaming up with "Once" writer Ian Goldberg to create a straight-up horror series for ABC Family, the first time that network has dabbled in the genre. (No, "Pretty Little Liars" doesn't count.)

The show will be called "Dead of Summer," and "is about what happens when summer camp goes wrong -- really, really wrong," according to Karey Burke, executive vice president of programming for ABC Family. And EW says that it has some pretty cool influences: The scuttlebut is that "the show was originally pitched as a 'John Hughes meets John Carpenter' anthology series, with the first season set in 1989." Very intriguing.

Here's the official logline:

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater's dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Part coming-of-age story, part supernatural horror story, "Dead of Summer" is a bold, new series that mixes genres as it examines the light and dark of a summer like no other.

No word yet on when "Dead of Summer" is set to debut, though its title suggests it would make a great late-summer series. Stay tuned.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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Once Upon a Time
ABCTVPGOctober 23, 2011
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