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Kevin Williamson, the writer of teen horror classics Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, has been a staple in the world of film and television since the 1990s, and Deadline reports today that Williamson’s next venture partners him up with Universal Television.

Deadline reports, “Under an overall deal for Williamson and his production banner Outerbanks Entertainment, he already has four high-profile projects in development at the TV studio that run the gamut from thriller to murder mystery to a family crime drama.”

“They include Rear Window, a series reimagining of the Hitchcock classic, which has been set up at Peacock,” the site’s report from writer Nellie Andreeva continues. “The It Girl, based on Ruth Ware’s book, with Sarah L. Thompson co-writing alongside Williamson, and The Waterfront, based on an original concept, have been taken out to the marketplace, I hear. The fourth project, The Game, based on the David Fincher film with the movie’s original writers John Brancato & Michael Ferris adapting, is in internal development.”

Williamson himself will write the small screen reimagining of Rear Window. James Stewart and Grace Kelly starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s original classic, which was released in 1954.

In Rear Window, “A photographer in a wheelchair spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window, and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend.”

Michael Douglas starred in David Fincher’s The Game, released in 1997. In that film, “After a wealthy San Francisco banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down as he begins to question if it might really be a concealed conspiracy to destroy him.”

“Kevin is a prolific and brilliant creator with a proven track record of producing iconic hits for both the big and small screen,” said Universal’s Erin Underhill. “He’s a trusted collaborator whose imagination is boundless and inspiring. We love our creative partnership with Kevin and his terrific team at Outerbanks. We think fans will love everything they are cooking up.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the Universal Television family,” said Williamson. “When making television, it’s so important to have partners who believe, support and inspire you. In Universal Television I have found exactly that. I’m excited to be working with such an amazing team doing what I love to do.”

Williamson has had a whole lot of success on the small screen over the years, creating shows including “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Following” and “Tell Me a Story.”

‘The Game’

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