Paul Giamatti To Get Bloody in Eli Roth’s “Hostel” TV Series

Paul Giamatti in Hostel tv series

June 5, 2024

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Get ready for a terrifying return to the world of Hostel! Eli Roth, the horror mastermind behind the original film franchise, is bringing his twisted vision to the small screen with a new television series with ward-winning actor Paul Giamatti set to star in this chilling modern adaptation, currently in development at Fifth Season (the studio behind “Severance”).

The original Hostel films, released between 2005 and 2007, shocked audiences with their brutal portrayal of unsuspecting tourists lured into a nightmare. This new series promises to be a “reinvention” of the franchise, offering a fresh take on the core concept while retaining its capacity to terrify.

Roth is directing the series and co-writing the script alongside Chris Briggs, a producer on the original films. Variety reports that Mike Fleiss, another “Hostel” veteran, will serve as executive producer.

Fresh off his Golden Globe win for The Holdovers, Paul Giamatti, also known for his role in “Billions,” is taking a surprising turn into horror territory. As a self-proclaimed fan of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, I find Giamatti’s casting adds a layer of intrigue to the project. Details about his character remain under wraps, but his involvement promises a captivating performance.

Eli Roth is no stranger to pushing boundaries in the horror genre. His recent projects include the VR series “The Faceless Lady,” the critically acclaimed holiday slasher Thanksgiving, and the upcoming video game adaptation “Borderlands.” With the “Hostel” series, he looks to add another chilling chapter to his impressive horror resume.

While a distributor hasn’t been announced yet, the Hostel television series is sure to generate buzz among horror fans. Stay tuned for further developments!

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