A new Amish “reality” show is on tap for the fall TV season that might make “Amish Mafia” look like a documentary in comparison.
“Amish Haunting,” previously titled “Tales of Amish Horror,” is scheduled to debut this fall on Destination America, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Everyone connected with the project is keeping mum on the premise and plot of the series.
Hot Snakes Media — which describes itself on its website as “one of the hottest reality and docu-series television production companies in New York City” — does not have any information on the program available online.
Carly DeLora, a post-production coordinator for “Amish Haunting,” declined comment on the show, referring questions to the Discovery Channel, which airs “Amish Mafia.”
Destination America is a digital cable and satellite television channel owned by Discovery Communications. Previously branded as the Discovery Home & Leisure network, and later the Planet Green network, Destination America was created in 2012 to focus on American travel, food and natural history.
Programs on the network include “Alien Mysteries,” “Auction Kings,” “BBQ Pitmasters,” “Cheating Vegas,” “Fast Food Mania,” “Flip That House,” “Ghost Town Gold,” “Hillbilly Blood,” “Monsters & Mysteries in America,” “Swamp Loggers,” “United States of Bacon” and “When Ghosts Attack.”
Discovery publicist Charlotte Bigford confirmed that the show will air this fall, but said no further information is available at this time.
Mark Marabella is listed on the IMDb website as director, producer and writer of “Amish Haunting.” Marabella has been attached in similar capacities to shows including “The F.B.I. Files,” “Most Likely To...,” “Elder Skelter” and “Naked Science.”
The IMDb entry for the pilot episode lists actors Peter Defeo, Ryan Shank, Mike Sutton, Hayden Livesay, James Davenjay, Anthony J. Sacco, Julie Chapin, Kimberly Bada and Ella Steinbeck as regular cast members.
Episode cast members are listed as Giovanna Cappetta, John DiRenzo, Kristin N. Flynn, Megan Flynn, Tracy Flynn, Debbie Hartner, Kristen M. Mentasti, Eric S. Robertson, Christina Roman, Dominic Wergeland, Jeremiah Lapp and Kate White.
Characters include Iva Stoftfuzs, Sarah, Eva and Jeremiah Lapp, and several unnamed people including an Amish bishop, a deacon and a fortune teller.
Last week, news broke about an Amish horror-thriller movie titled “Infernal,” which is being filmed locally this month.
The independent movie will be produced by McCaskey graduate Daniel Shultz and stars McCaskey graduate Jennifer Gareis. It’s scheduled for a 2015 release.