Blumhouse Television and Facebook are for a new series, titled “Sacred Lives“, from the producers of “True Blood”, Scott Winant and Raelle Tucker.
The eight-episode that will each run half an hour, will be a new twist on The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes, and the classic Grimm Brothers’ tale The Handless Maiden.
The series centers on the story of Minnow Bly, a handless heroine who escapes a cult only to find herself imprisoned and suspected of knowing the identity of the person who murdered the leader of her cult, who will be played by Toby Huss (Halloween).
Elena Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira and Ryan Robbins will co-star, Deadline reports.
“Sacred Lives” centers on “A teenage cult survivor finally finds freedom, friendship and hope in juvenile detention where she is held as the FBI piece together the mystery behind the cult and its radical prophet’s death. Based on the novel by Stephanie Oakes, Sacred Lies is a modern take on the Grimm’s fairy tale, “The Handless Maiden.”
This is a young female protagonist we’ve never seen on screen before,” Tucker stated. “She’s complex, brave, funny…and sometimes dangerous. And she has no hands. But she refuses to let that, or her bizarre, brutal past define her or limit her. That’s the message of our series: no matter what life throws at you – ultimately only you have the power to decide what you believe and what you become. I’m beyond excited and honored to bring this unique, inspiring, badass character to life.”
Sacred Lies is an inventive twist on a time-honored fairytale which we believe will surprise and stir the Facebook Watch audience and we’re excited to be the studio producing this provocative series.” Wiseman and Gold said in a joint statement.
Tucker adapted the script and will serve as both the showrunner and an executive producer. Blumhouse Television and Jason Blum, Marci Wiseman, and Jeremy Gold will also executive produce the series.
The series will be shown on Facebook Watch, which can be watched on mobile devices, desktops and on Facebook’s TV apps.