Paul Giamatti Ventures into Horror with Hostel TV Series – What We Know So Far!

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Paul Giamatti Ventures into Horror with Hostel TV Series: What We Know So Far

Get ready horror fans, because the infamous Hostel franchise is making its way to television! Paul Giamatti has signed on to star in the upcoming Hostel TV series, alongside original creators Eli Roth, Chris Briggs, and Mike Fleiss.

Set to be a modern adaptation and an elevated thriller, this new take on the horror franchise promises to be a reinvention of the chilling tale that first hit screens back in 2006.

Details about the series are still scarce, but what we do know is that Roth and Briggs will be writing the script, with Roth also taking on directing duties.

Additionally, Roth, Briggs, and Fleiss will serve as executive producers, ensuring that the series stays true to its roots while offering something fresh for both new and returning fans.

For those unfamiliar with the original films, Hostel followed the harrowing journey of three backpackers who found themselves in a Slovak city that turned out to be far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

Paul Giamatti Ventures into Horror with Hostel TV Series: What We Know So Far

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With its intense thrills and shocking twists, the franchise quickly became a staple in the horror genre. Paul Giamatti’s involvement adds even more intrigue to the project, with the Oscar-nominated actor set to take on a key role.

While specifics about his character remain under wraps, Giamatti’s collaboration with Roth dates back to their time working on the first Hostel film.

In a 2013 interview with EW, Giamatti reminisced about meeting Roth during production and even discussed the possibility of appearing in the film—a prospect that never materialized until now.

After snagging a Golden Globe for his role in “The Holdovers,” Giamatti opened up to Variety about his desire to delve further into the horror genre. During chats with reporter Marc Malkin, he revealed that his top pick for a horror flick is “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”

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His transition to television has been equally impressive, with notable roles in series like Showtime’s Billions, HBO’s Too Big to Fail, and his Emmy-winning turn in John Adams.

As for Roth, the filmmaker has been a prominent figure in the horror world since his directorial debut with Cabin Fever in 2002. With credits including Knock Knock and the upcoming Borderlands, Roth’s involvement ensures that the Hostel series will deliver the same bone-chilling thrills that fans have come to expect.

Production company Fifth Season, formerly known as Endeavor Content, is behind the project. Known for their work on series like Apple TV+’s Severance and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, Fifth Season has a track record of delivering compelling and boundary-pushing television.

While details about the Hostel series are still unfolding, one thing is for certain: horror fans have plenty to look forward to. With a talented team behind the scenes and Paul Giamatti leading the cast, the series is shaping up to be a must-watch event for fans of the genre.

Keep an eye out for more updates as the project continues to develop! The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the development.

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