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Alfred Hitchcock’s legacy will live on in a new filmmaker-friendly TV series

36 years after his death, Alfred Hitchcock is coming back to television.

Universal Cable Productions has made a deal with the Master of Suspense's estate to develop Welcome to Hitchcock, a new anthology series described “as an inspired take on the master filmmaker”s unique brand of storytelling.” Each season, the show will focus on a single mystery “in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy.” 

Like the long-running '50s and '60s TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (later retitled The Alfred Hitchcock Hour), the show will bring in well-known directors to helm episodes, with Chris Columbus — also a producer on the new series — on board to direct the pilot.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran from 1955-65, with episodes directed by such names as Robert Altman, Stuart Rosenberg, and a young William Friedkin. Each episode was bookended by appearances from Hitchcock himself. An updated version of the series ran from 1985-86 on NBC and on the USA network from 1987-89.

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