THE HORROR OF DOLORES ROACH: Serving Up Empanadas With A Side Of WTF

From podcast to Prime Video this July.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · April 19, 2023, 4:04 PM EDT

The Horror of Dolores Roach is coming to Prime Video. Based on the 2018 hit podcast, the series is produced by Blumhouse and will consist of eight episodes. All eight of those will premiere on July 7, but we've got your official first look images right here. The story is a bit of Sweeney Todd vs gentrification, centered on the titular Dolores Roach. Here's the official synopsis.

The Horror of Dolores Roach, based on the hit Spotify podcast series of the same name, is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism, and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach (Justina Machado) is released after an unjust 16-year prison sentence, and she returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. Dolores reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis (Alejandro Hernandez), who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands” Dolores is driven to shocking extremes to survive.

Now let's take a peek at those first look images.




The story was originally created by Aaron Mark as a one-woman play, Empanada Loca. Mark also created, wrote, and directed the original Gimlet podcast and penned the series pilot script. Mark serves as co-showrunner and executive producer on the new series, with Dara Resnik, executive producers Daphne Rubin-Vega; Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television; Dawn Ostroff, Mimi O'Donnell, and Justin McGoldrick for Spotify; Gloria Calderón Kellett for GloNation Studios; and Roxann Dawson, who also directed the pilot. 


The Horror of Dolores Roach series starring Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike, and K. Todd Freeman hits Prime Video July 7.