The true-life horror podcast ‘Lore’ is becoming a TV series

Lore, the award-winning horror podcast that delves into the “darker side of history,” is being adapted for television.

Hosted, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke, the podcast – which draws 3.2 million listeners monthly – will be the basis of an unscripted horror anthology series for Amazon Prime, which announced the news today at New York Comic Con.

The 10-episode first season will be executive produced by The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd, who told the crowd: “I”m obsessed with horror and mythology…. In bringing Lore to Amazon, we are going to examine the truth behind the horror genre – something we love.”

Here's the description of the podcast from Lore's official website:

Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.

Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Each episode examines a new dark tale from history, and presents it in a style that's been compared to a campfire experience. 

The X-Files alum Glen Morgan will serve as showrunner for the series.

Lore was launched in March of last year and was recently named a Best of 2015 podcast by iTunes. You can check it out here.