*In the new WE tv series “South of Hell,” Lamman Rucker stars as Reverend Elijah Bledsoe, a priest madly in love with Mena Suvari – a demon-hunter-for-hire named Maria Abascal, who has a supernatural force living inside her which feeds on the evil she exorcises from others, EW reports.
The supernatural thriller is produced by Jason Blum (“Paranormal Acitivity,” “Insidious,” “The Purge”) and filmmaker Eli Roth, the man responsible for “Hostel,” the horror franchise that made many fear traveling abroad.
Synopsis (via Shadow and Act): Charleston, South Carolina is the most possessed city in the world. Evil thrives there. Something with which 30-year-old exorcist Maria Abascal is intimately acquainted. She wrestles demons for a living. Especially Abigail, the one that lives within her. The one who feeds on damned souls and who’s violated the laws of hell to live on earth—and live on, inside Maria. Now, as they work as one, Maria will discover how personal her battle with evil has become and how far Abigail will go to protect them both. It’s a journey where the unspeakable is just a heartbeat away.
Additionally, according to the press release, Rucker’s reverend character has a biracial daughter named Grace who has experienced emotional trauma that will be explored in the series.
Peep the exclusive trailer for the show, below.
“As we forge a path in scripted programming, we are committed to telling great stories featuring complex characters that our viewers can connect with,” said Marc Juris, WE tv’s president. “’South of Hell'” is a supernatural thriller that offers audiences a fresh and contemporary take on this genre – one that’s becoming increasingly popular. Led by the amazing Mena Suvari, our talented and diverse cast will bring this story to life.”
WE tv will air all seven episodes of the series, Nov. 27, starting at 6 p.m. EST. “South of Hell” will also be available digitally and on VOD the next day.