Crypt TV, the digital genre network that aims to be Marvel for Monsters, announced it will produce a long-form series, THE BIRCH, based on their award-winning viral short film of the same name for Facebook Watch.
THE BIRCH is centered around the dark relationship between a synonymous monster protector in the woods and a pure-hearted teenager who summons her in a time of crisis. The 15-episode series will be told from multiple character perspectives as their lives are indelibly shaped by The Birch.
Jack Davis, CEO of Crypt TV says, “Crypt is absolutely thrilled to bring one of its most successful monsters ever to Facebook Watch. Crypt has over 8.2 million fans on the platform and I know our audience is going to be ecstatic to see more premium Birch content on Facebook Watch, a place where creative, linear driven stories are really thriving.”
Crypt TV launched primarily on Facebook and recently videos from all of their network pages crossed one billion views. The original short film of THE BIRCH from Crypt TV garnered more than 35 million views online.
Production for THE BIRCH is slated for early 2019. Executive Producers from Crypt are Jack Davis, Kate Krantz, and Darren Brandl.
About Crypt TV:
Crypt TV is a genre brand creating the next generation of iconic monsters. Crypt’s shared universe of original characters has over a billion views and a community of over ten million Millennial and Gen Z fans across its network. Launched in 2015, Crypt TV was co-founded by CEO Jack Davis and filmmaker Eli Roth with Blumhouse Productions as an investor and key strategic partner. Since founding, Crypt’s monsters include Webby award-winning THE BIRCH, THE LOOK-SEE, and SUNNY FAMILY CULT, and Crypt characters have been featured live at Knott’s Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights and thousands of shirts, masks, and more original merchandise has been purchased on Crypt’s online store. In addition, Crypt TV makes engaging original scary video content directly for the top Hollywood studios including Fox, WB and Netflix.
About Facebook Watch:
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows – from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports – Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed HERE.