Hammer returns to TV

Hammer confirms plans to return to Television

Hammer Film has confirmed that it will be returning to television.

Speaking to the BBC, Chief executive Simon Oakes said, “I think it’s possible to do this anthology series where Hammer House of Horror has a one hour event story every week.

“Television is very different – you have to be very cognisant of what the controllers want – and they are looking a year, two years in advance.

“We’re taking baby steps in television but we’re very, very keen to build a television business.”

He added: “Television is incredibly important. I like the idea of going against conventional wisdom. People tell me that anthology doesn’t work any more. So that makes me think let’s try and make it work.”

Discussing future projects, Oakes said: “We are creating a Hammer Theatre of Horror. I believe that the best brands can exist in multimedia… and I think there’s no better storytelling platform than the theatre. It’s also a chance to have that repertory feel to it that Hammer had in its film days.”

The horror company was recently revived following a £25 million investment from Endemol founder John de Mol. It has since backed Let The Right One In remake Let Me In