Robert Englund to Host Travel Channel Docuseries

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If you’re reading this website, you likely need no introduction to Robert Englund. The man’s a legend, having worked regularly in the horror genre for nearly four decades. Of course, he’s known best for slicing up hapless teens as slasher icon Freddy Krueger.

Englund played Freddy in a total of eight films, including crossover epic Freddy vs. Jason, and also starred in the cheesy but fun anthology TV series Freddy’s Nightmares. He’s also appeared in lots of other great movies, including Wishmaster and Strangeland.

While Englund has hinted that he might have another Nightmare on Elm Street movie in him, for now, THR reports that he’s set to host a docuseries for Travel Channel called Shadows of History. There’s no premiere date yet, but season one runs six episodes.

Shadows of History sees Englund “track down the story behind a bizarre or mysterious account printed in an American newspaper in the past,” and “enlist historians and scholars to get to the truth behind the reports.” Sounds pretty damn cool to me.

Ever since the days of Unsolved Mysteries, I’ve always enjoyed shows that look at real-life supernatural phenomena, even if I can sometimes be too skeptical to believe every story. Bringing Robert Englund into that setting seems like a recipe for greatness.

Robert Englund as human Freddy Krueger in Freddy vs Jason