Jamie Foxx to make horror anthology series for SyFy

The Oscar-winning actor will write, produce, direct, and possibly appear in a new series of creepy morality stories

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Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has signed up to write, produce and direct a new horror anthology show for SyFy.

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The five-episode series will debut on SyFy in the States this October and is said to be similar to TV horror classics like Tales From the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. It’ll consist of a slew of scary morality stories, which will explore themes like envy and superficiality.

“This is a project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I’m so happy to see it come to life,” said Foxx.

“Get ready to lose it when some special friends and I bring the scares this October, and who knows… maybe I’ll make a guest appearance or two along the way!”

SyFy’s Mark Stern added: “Jamie Foxx’s passion and unique perspective will transform these universal insights on the human condition into emotionally potent and truly scary cautionary tales.”

Writers involved with the project include Terminator Salvation screenwriter Mike Ferris and Everwood’s John Pogue.

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Foxx, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the 2004 Ray Charles biopic Ray, was most recently seen on the big screen as the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.