Think you’ve got the brains and the bust to fill Elvira’s (high-heeled) shoes? Keep a severed ear to the ground because if the right network takes a bite, the “hostess with the mostest” will be auditioning contestants for a successor to her long-standing mantle as Mistress of the Dark in a new reality television series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series would push wannabes through macabre challenges akin to most reality programming today such as AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, FEAR FACTOR, et al. And like those shows, this one will feature a panel of judges, led by Peterson in full Elvira attire. The winner will sign a one-year contract to call the Elvira character her own and make various event appearances. In addition, the series will launch a rebirth of Elvira, with plans of an animated series and a new “family-friendly” film on the horizon.
Peterson is currently slinging the project around to potential network buyers with her manager Eric Gardner of Panacea Entertainment, reality television producer Stuart Krasnow and AMERICAN IDOL’s FremantleMedia North America on board.