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Hostel TV Series On The Way

Eli Roth's Hostel, the franchise that kick-started that whole torture-porn horror movement of the early 2000s is heading for the small screen.

Actor Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti has signed onto the horror series.


As reported by THR, the series is currently in development with Eli Roth returning and Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti has signed on to star.

Paul Giamatti has closed a deal to star in a Hostel TV series with the franchise’s Eli Roth, Chris Briggs and Mike Fleiss all returning for the project from Fifth Season, the studio behind Apple TV+’s Severance.

The original 2005 film centred around three back packers who were headed to a Slovak city that promised to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaited them.


Plot and character details are being kept quiet for now, but Giamatti is set to play a key role in this "modern adaptation".

The show, which is currently in development and does not yet have a platform attached, is described as being a “modern adaptation” and an “elevated thriller” that’s also a “reinvention” of the horror franchise that launched in 2006 and spawned two sequels. Giamatti will star in a key role, with character details under wraps. Roth and Briggs will pen the script, with the former set to direct. Roth, Briggs and Fleiss will all executive produce the series.
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Behind the scenes of Hostel.


Funnily enough, Giamatti was originally meant to appear in the first film. He revealed in a 2013 interview with EW- “Eli was shooting Hostel in Prague and I was shooting The Illusionist and I met him. We talked about me actually killing somebody in that movie but it never panned out.”


Turns out he may get his wish after all! More to follow as we learn it.


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