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Monsterland - Season 1 - First Look Promo, Photos, Episode Synopsis + Premiere Date Announced


Episode Synopsis
S1 Episode 108 ‘Newark, NJ’

A grieving couple struggles to say goodbye.

Written By: Mary Laws
Directed By: Babak Anvari

S1 Episode 107 ‘Iron River, MI’

A neglected daughter longs for another life.

Written By: Emily Kaczmarek
Directed By: Desiree Akhavan

S1 Episode 106 ‘Palacios, TX’

A disgruntled fisherman makes the catch of a lifetime.

Written By: Mary Laws
Directed By: Nick Pesce

S1 Episode 105 ‘Plainfield, IL’

A suburban lawyer debates life and death.

Written By: Emily Kaczmarek
Directed By: Logan Kibens

S1 Episode 104 ‘New York, NY’

A wealthy CEO suffers for his sins.

Written By: Wesley Strick
Directed By: Eagle Egilsson

S1 Episode 103 ‘New Orleans, LA’

A New Orleans socialite wrestles with her past.

Written By: Mary Laws
Directed By: Craig MacNeil

S1 Episode 102 ‘Eugene, OR’

A lonely teen encounters an unwelcome guest.

Written By: Scott Kosar
Directed By: Kevin Phillips

S1 Episode 101 ‘Port Fourchon, LA’

A down-and-out waitress questions her choices.

Written By: Mary Laws
Directed By: Anne Sewitsky


Promotional Photos

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Press Release

Eight-episode anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters. Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland. The series stars Kaitlyn Dever, Jonathan Tucker, Charlie Tahan, Nicole Beharie, Hamish Linklater, Marquis Rodriguez, Bill Camp, Michael Hsu Rosen, Taylor Schilling, Roberta Colindrez, Adria Arjona, Trieu Tran, Kelly Marie Tran, Mike Colter and Adepero Oduye. Monsterland is created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws and executive produced by Babak Anvari, Lucan Toh, Megan Ellison and Sue Naegle. Ali Krug will serve as co-executive producer and the series is produced by Annapurna Television.

Premiere Date: Friday 2nd October 2020.


Press Release

Today, Hulu announced that it has picked up a new anthology series from Mary Laws based on Nathan Ballingrud's "North American Lake Monsters." Please see below for announcement bullets.


· Hulu has ordered "Untitled Mary Laws Project" (WT), an anthology series based on "North American Lake Monsters," a collection of stories by Nathan Ballingrud, to series. The first season will consist of 8 episodes.

· Logline: Through encounters with Gothic beasts, including fallen angels and werewolves, broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast. Based on the short stories from Nathan Ballingrud's collection.

· The series is created, written and executive produced by Mary Laws ("Preacher," "Blueberry Toast," "The Neon Demon") and executive produced by Lucan Toh ("An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn," "Under the Shadow") and Babak Anvari ("Under the Shadow") who will also direct. The series is produced by Annapurna Television.