Drew Barrymore Is Making An All-Female Horror Series

The actress is taking her skills behind the screen

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In between being a Romantic Comedy Queen (Never Been Kissed, Fifty First Dates, all Rom-Com gold) and starting up a beauty business, Drew Barrymore is pretty much nailing life.

The 42-year-old actress has also never shied-away from the world of horror, having starred in Scream, Firestarter and more, so news that she's producing a female-centric horror series for TV makes perfect sense.

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Black Rose Anthology is set to be written and directed entirely by women, scratching that feminist horror itch we so enjoy. She'll be joining up with her Flower Films partner Nancy Juvoven for the project.

According to Deadline, the series will, 'explore some of humanity's deepest fears from a woman's unique perspective. Classic themes of terror will be tackled via vignettes about guilt, jealousy, repression, paranoia, insanity, sexual obsession and survival through a modern and distinctly feminine lens.'

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Barrymore has joined the ranks of the likes of Reese Witherspoon and hit up the small-screen for the roles that appear to be non-existent in film. Instead of waiting for interesting 'older' (bleurgh) female characters to befall them, they have created their own production companies and made space for themselves (and other women).

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Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine production company was behind Wild, Gone Girl, Hot Pursuit and Big Little Lies - all films with strong female leads and most starring Reese herself.

Likewise Barrymore's Flower Films is behind Never Been Kissed, Charlie's Angels, Donnie Darko, 50 First Dates, Music and Lyrics, Whip It!, How To Be Single, Santa Clarita Diet and so many more.

Though we still have a long way to go for true diversity on and behind the screen, this horror series is a fantastically (and terrifying) step in the right direction.

Girl gaze plus sexual obsession? We could not be more in.

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