“Same Show, New Characters—Investigating the Anthology Series”
Anthology writers on the challenges and opportunities in the genre-forward medium.
The anthology has roots in modern radio, and has been on-screen since the dawn of television: from Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone, all the way to today’s Room 104 and American Horror Story. Defined as a series—be it radio, TV, film, or even video game—that has a new storyline and characters each season (or even each episode), an unprecedented number of anthologies are finding their way on-screen, and more writers are developing and staffing these genre-forward programs than ever before. Read more >>