Suvari, who is of Greek-Estonian descent, is playing the role of Maria in the network’s second original scripted series. Described as a “gripping supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA,” the story centers on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within.
WE tv has ordered eight 60-minute episodes of “South of Hell” and plans a 2015 premiere. The opening episode will be directed by Eli Roth (“Hostel,” “Hemlock Grove,” “The Green Inferno”), with a script from Matt Lambert.
Greek-American James Manos, Jr. (“Dexter,” “The Shield,” “The Sopranos”) is executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (“Paranormal Activity,” “Insidious,” “Sinister”) also serves as executive producer, along with Gerard Bocaccio, Stewart Till, Gene Stein and Roth.