Mena Suvari first appeared in a couple of episodes of Boy Meets World, so when American Beauty became both a commercial and critical success, she’d paid her dues and played a range of characters. Despite working steadily since then, that film seems to be the one thing everyone knows her from.
With WE tv’s South of Hell (the first season of which marathons on Black Friday) – created by Jason Blum and Eli Roth (Roth directed the premiere) – might just change that. In the series Suvari plays a woman who is forced to co-exist with a demon – and uses that demon to return other demons to Hell.
Suvari spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers recently about tackling not only a lead in a series, but a double lead.
South of Hell – WEtv’s new horror series from Eli Roth and Jason Blum – premieres on Black Friday, November 27th (6/5C) and rolls out the show’s entire seven-episode run that night in what WEtv is calling a Black Friday Binge Event. At the conclusion of the binge, the entire series will be available on VOD, download to own and TVE platforms.
South of Hell stars Mena Suvari as demon-hunter-for-hire Maria Abascal – who has her own personal demon, Abigail, who resides within her. Together with her brother David (Zachary Booth), she hunts demons – all the while trying to overcome the demon inside her. Follow the jump for the first teaser for South of Hell.
Pictured is a teaser for We TV’s South of Hell – a supernatural series that will have episodes directed by such horror icons as Eli Roth and Ti West and featuring a cast that includes Mena Suvari, Bill Irwin and Lauren Velez.
For a series description and director and cast lists, follow the jump. South of Hell premieres in 2015.
WE tv has begun production on its new supernatural series, South of Hell – with Mena Suvari in the lead role – exorcist Maria Abascal, who is more than she appears to be (and considering that she appears to be an exorcist, that’s saying something!).
The series also stars Zachary Booth (“Keep the Lights On”), Bill Irwin (“CSI”), Drew Moerlein (“V/H/S”), Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”), and Paulina Singer (“How to Make It In America”), with recurring cast members Lydia Hearst (“Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”), Slate Holmgren (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”) and Lauren Velez (“Dexter”).
South of Hell is produced by Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television and the premiere is being directed by Eli Roth. The series is planned for a 2015 debut.
South of Hell is the story Maria Abascal is a demon-hunter-for-hire in Savannah, Georgia, who has to also fight the demon inside her. Abigail feeds on the evil that Maria exorcises from others and Maria has to constantly struggle of overcome Abigail. In both arenas, her most trusted aide is her brother, David.
WE tv has greenlit South of Hell with the series premiere to be directed by horror master Eli Roth. Roth and Blumhouse’s Jason Blum are also among the show’s producers. The network has ordered eight episodes, with a premiere date to be determined later. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.