Filmmaker David Cronenberg cast in new season of 'Slasher: Flesh & Blood'

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Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg is carving out more of a career in front of the camera these days.

The Toronto-based director of films including "The Fly" and "Eastern Promises" is in a new episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" this week, and will act in the next instalment of the series "Slasher."

AMC Networks' streaming service Shudder says it's teamed up with Canadian production company Shaftesbury on "Slasher: Flesh & Blood."

Production is under way in Ontario on the new season, which follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family as it reunites on a secluded island, where a masked killer is on the loose.

Cronenberg also had a role in the 2017 limited series “Alias Grace” and appeared in the recent films “Disappearance at Clifton Hill” and “Falling."

The eight-episode "Slasher: Flesh & Blood" will arrive on Shudder in Canada following its broadcast on Hollywood Suite in the country next year.

The mystery-horror will also be broadcast and streamed on Shudder in various regions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 13, 2020.

The Canadian Press