Under the title ‘Welcome to Hitchcock reverses the tradition of ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’, short films according to the principle of the ‘master of suspense’, back to the small screen.
The new series is the result of a deal between Universal Cable Productions and the Alfred Hitchcock Estate, reports the trade magazine Variety. The tv series ‘Alfred Hitchcock presents’, becoming initiated by Hitchcock himself, kluisterde in the fifties, millions of Americans on the huisschermpje.
In ‘Welcome to Hitchcock are currently for one season crime – or mysterieverhalen comes fully in the spirit of the ‘classic’ Hitchcock approach. UCP hopes with the series a whole new generation of Hitchcock fans. The master of the suspense (and the icy blondes) is now more than 36 years of death and not everyone is familiar with masterpieces such as ‘Psycho’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘The Birds’ and about fifty other Hitch films.
In the original series was often made use of great film makers to make an episode to directing (George Stevens jr, Stuart Rosenberg, Robert Altman …) and that tradition will UCP be retained. Brian de Palma, anyone?