Max just unleashed terror upon subscribers by officially greenlighting a brand new TV series set in the chilling Conjuring Universe. If you thought the Conjuring films couldn’t get any scarier, just imagine experiencing those haunting stories week after week—and for potentially multiple seasons.
Max, which recently rebranded from HBO Max, made the announcement today in a clear bid to position itself as the future of scary streaming entertainment. The series will be executive produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, who masterminded the $2 billion Conjuring film franchise and know how to keep viewers up at night. According to inside sources, the show aims to uncover frightening tales of hauntings from the case files of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren that have never been told until now.
The Conjuring show could become the next big horror hit following the smash success of series like Stranger Things, American Horror Story, and The Haunting of Hill House. It seems Max is betting big on scares in the hopes of luring subscribers, even if it means a few extra nightlights. The series order also continues the massive expansion of The Conjuring Universe across movies, TV, and more. With multiple new films in the works and even an animated project on the way, it’s clear the franchise is spiraling into a multimedia phenomenon of its own.
Fans are already speculating whether or not Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the chosen ones who first did battle with demons like Bathsheba and the Nun. Their involvement could help the show connect directly to the films, or the series might explore the Warrens’ terrifying cases with an entirely new cast. Either way, sleep with the lights on, because the Conjuring world just opened up in an even bigger way.
Max’s investment in turning The Conjuring into a cross-platform brand comes as the service finds its footing after moving out from under the HBO banner. Rival streamers boast massive hits like Stranger Things and American Horror Story, so The Conjuring series amounts to Max’s biggest swing yet at a scary success story of its own. If the show lives up to the promise of even more frights from the Warrens’ strange files, it could haunt the streaming horror space for seasons to come. But are viewers ready for what darkness awaits on Max? The Conjuring’s future on the small screen is TBD—but the nightmare is only just beginning.
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