Freeform has bought drama Scare Club to develop as a potential special event series from Matt Hastings (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments). Hastings will write the first two hours of the six-part series as part of Freeform’s Halloween block and is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot and series.

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Scare Club tells the tale of four twentysomethings from disparate backgrounds who have a monthly book club that meets at the actual location where each book takes place. The friends’ personal stories intertwine with the hair-raising novels they are reading. Part road trip, part scare-provoking anthology, Scare Club puts a new twist on traditional narrative with a Halloween spin.

Hastings most recently served as executive producer and director of Freeform’s hit drama series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. He was key in rebooting the franchise for the cable net which is currently airing its third season. Previously, Hastings served as a co-executive producer and director on CW’s The Originals as well as co-executive producer/director on Syfy’s Alphas and Eureka.

Hastings is repped by ICM Partners and Gotham Group.