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“True Blood” Actor Sam Trammell Stars in Blumhouse and EPIX Thriller ‘American Refugee’

It was recently announced that Blumhouse and EPIX have joined forces for eight original horror/thrillers, and it looks like one of those projects is titled American Refugee.

A press release sent out today informs us that Erika Alexander (“Living Single”), Derek Luke (“13 Reasons Why”), and Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) lead the movie’s cast.

“The film tells the story of a family seeking shelter in a neighbor’s bunker (Trammell), while the American economy is in collapse and the nation under martial law. There they find the danger inside is potentially greater than the danger outside.”

The supporting cast includes Peyton Jackson (Nobody’s Fool), Zamani Wilder (Blumhouse Television’s Sacred Lies), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day), and Vince Mattis (Halloween).

Ali LeRoi (The Obituary of Tunde Johnson) is directing the second film for the Blumhouse-Epix eight-movie slate from a script by Allison & Nicolas Buckmelter.

Production is underway in New Orleans, the press release also notes.