Saloon Media to adapt Shaun Hamill’s debut novel into a dramatic series

"A Cosmology of Monsters" will follow the Turners, a family surrounded by supernatural forces, who construct an elaborate haunted-house attraction.


"A Cosmology of Monsters"


Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Media production company, has bought the rights to Shaun Hamill’s debut novel, "A Cosmology of Monsters" to adapted it into an ongoing one-hour dramatic series (8x60), expanding the company’s growth into scripted development.

"A Cosmology of Monsters" follows the Turner family as they operate an immersive haunted house experience. While struggling to keep their business afloat, dealing with the challenges of adolescence, and fighting to keep their family united, the Turners begin to realize there is something more sinister at their door, real monsters.

“I can’t get enough of this world and these characters,” said Caitlin D. Fryers, Creator and Executive Producer. “Reading Shaun’s book I was riveted, terrified and inspired. All I could think when I finished was ‘I need more of this story.’ I’m thrilled to be developing it with Melissa and the Saloon Media team.”

Caitlin has an incredible ability to build on established worlds while keeping characters grounded and relatable, we jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with her on this,” said Melissa Williamson, SVP, Scripted Content, Saloon Media. “We’ve been looking for an elevated family drama, the fact that this one has a horror twist was a major plus. This adaptation is a great representation of the type of noisy, bold dramatic series we’re looking for.”

"I know Cosmology is in excellent hands with Caitlin and the team at Saloon Media,” said author Shaun Hamill. "I can't wait to see their take on these characters and this world."