In a statement issued alongside the Hysteria! announcement, Lisa Katz, President Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming said, “Our upcoming thriller series Hysteria! will explore the complex world of the Satanic Panic, set amidst ‘80s nostalgia, mystery, heavy metal, and an all-American setting. We’re excited to partner on this fresh, coming-of-age story led by writer Matthew Scott Kane, executive producers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Good Fear, and our partners at UCP, for what is sure to be a compelling original series for Peacock viewers.”
Hysteria! will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Added UCP President Beatrice Springborn, “This nail-biting thriller dives into a mass moral panic and all the fears, desires, anger and dread that led to these dark days. Matthew’s script is original, intriguing, and perfectly captures the frenetic energy of the Satanic Panic. We can’t wait for audiences to experience the show on Peacock.”
Joining Daley and Goldstein is writer Matthew Scott Kane, who will also executive produce alongside Chris Bender and Jake Weiner of Good Fear. Scott Stoops serves as supervising producer.
Read on for a collection of Peacock shows to check out before Hysteria! premieres.