‘The Girl in the Woods’: Peacock Offers a ‘Buffy’ for This Generation

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The original Crypt TV series The Girl in the Woods begins streaming on Peacock on Thursday October 21, and genre fans are hoping that it will be this generation’s answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s described as a supernatural YA drama about a mysterious door in the woods that leads to a terrifying monster dimension. Set in the Pacific Northwest, the show follows the escape of Carrie (Insidious: Chapter 3‘s Stefanie Scott), a teenage runaway from her mysterious, cult-like colony that guards the worlds from monsters hidden behind that secret door. On her journey, she faces her demons and bonds with new new friends, Nolan (Misha Osherovich) and Tasha (Sofia Bryant). The show is also expected to touch on contemporary social issues, including LGBTQ+ discrimination, the human cost of environmentalism and the consequences of inequality.

Series director and co-executive producer Krysten Ritter (star of Jessica Jones) enthuses, “As a huge fan of horror and all things coming of age, this is one of the most exciting pilot scripts I’ve gotten my hands on. I fell in love with the characters, the writing, the setting and the themes the second I read it. I also loved Crypt’s original short [which inspired the show] ‘The Door in the Woods’ and the universe they are building. I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to helm this badass female-driven monster hunting series.”

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