Blumhouse Television will adapt famed podcast “The Battersea Poltergeist” into an ongoing scripted series titled “Blumhouse’s Ghost Story”.
The production company is also readying a companion unscripted series. The life rights Shirley Hitchings, as well as the book “The Poltergeist Prince of London” which she co-wrote with James Clark, have also been acquired.
The original podcast, which snagged more than three million downloads per month, documents the strange events focused around Hitchings in 1956 that were investigated over a twelve-year period – the longest documented poltergeist haunting in history.
The scripted series will be a co-production between Blumhouse and BBC, which commissioned the podcast. The aim is to launch a lucrative franchise and possible anthology exploring various ghost stories.
Danny Robins, Michael Seitzman, Jason Blum, Jeremy Gold and Chris McCumber will executive produce.