Unscripted round-up: Blumhouse snags ‘Mr. Entity’ story; UK’s C5 orders BriteSpark series

Blumhouse snags ‘Mr. Entity’ story

US producer Blumhouse has acquired rights to the life story of mother and daughter, Deborah and Jessica Moffitt, who claim to have been terrorised alongside other members of the Moffitt family by a supernatural presence they called ‘Mr. Entity.’

The company also acquired the rights to Jessica’s forthcoming book manuscript, Mr. Entity: The Moffitt Family Haunting, written from the perspective and first-hand accounts of Deborah, as well as the family’s archive.

The manuscript delves deeper into the hauntings and the family’s background going back to Jessica’s great-grandfather’s ties to the Mafia and the nefarious intentions of Jessica’s grandfather against her grandmother, Lee Moffitt.

The story of the Moffitt family were detailed in a 2022 viral article written by Jessica Moffitt.

The unscripted series is in development with ITV America’s Good Caper Content, via Blumhouse Television’s exclusive overall unscripted deal with ITV America, while a scripted series and film are also in the works.

“The story of Mr. Entity is one of the best examples we’ve seen of truth being stranger than fiction. We’re grateful for the unfettered access that Deborah and Jessica Moffitt have provided us to their stories, and for entrusting us to tell it in rich detail in this first iteration as an unscripted series with our partners at ITV America’s Good Caper Content,” said Chris McCumber, president of Blumhouse Television.

UK’s C5 orders BriteSpark series

Channel 5 in the UK has commissioned Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films to produce a new 4 x 60-minute access-all-areas factual series capturing life on the move.

The Motorway Hotel follows the triumphs and travails of staff and guests at family business The Moat House Hotel, a bustling and fast-paced commuter hotspot located near the M6 motorway.

Born out of a 14th Century farmhouse and now an extended site attracting visitors from across the UK, the series follows a diverse range of characters and their eclectic stories at the 24/7 hotel catering for a stream of customers from one of Britain’s busiest motorways.

Paramount-owned C5 has also ordered a new season of Scams: Don’t Get Caught Out and a special, titled Holiday Scams: Don’t Get Caught Out.

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