Mario Van Peebles “Superstition” Heads To Syfy
Mario Van Peebles and his production company has landed a series with Syfy. Van Peebles will direct, write, and star in several episodes of the supernatural series set in New Orleans. “Superstition” centers around the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious town on the outskirts of New Orleans and keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Known for its haunted houses, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a “landing patch” for the world’s darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor named The Dredge.
Van Peebles will also produce the series for his newly launched production company MVPTV with Barry Gordon of XLMedia. Van Peebles is known for his role as Stone in “New Jack City” which he also directed. Most notably, he starred in the 1993 western film “Posse” as Jesse Lee, played Stockley Carmicheal in 1995’s “Panther” and Malcolm X in the Will Smith led biopic “Ali.” He explained,
The incredible things we used to do in independent film, we can now do in television. This is truly a golden era for exciting, provocative television.
The 13-episode series will premiere in late 2017.