Deborah Ayorinde (Luke Cage) and Ashley Thomas (Salvation) are set to headline Them: Covenant, the first season of the anthology horror series from executive producer Lena Waithe and writer and executive producer Little Marvin. The project, from Vertigo Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, has a two-season straight-to-series order.
Written by Little Marvin, the 1953-set Them: Covenant centers on Alfred and Lucky Emory (Ayorinde and Thomas), who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
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Little Marvin executive produces with Waithe, along with Roy Lee, Miri Yoon and Michael Connolly of Vertigo Entertainment. David Matthews as executive producer and showrunner. Sony Pictures TV, which has a deal with Vertigo, is the studio.
Ayorinde, who also did an arc on HBO’s True Detective and is filming the feature Harriet and Fatherhood, is repped by Untitled Entertainment, CESD and GTRB.
Thomas, who recently wrapped the Netflix series Top Boy and also starred on Fox’s 24: Legacy, executive produced by Drake, is repped by ICM Partners and Indelendent in the UK.