Brooker to write horror series for E4
The journalist and broadcaster said the show, with the working title Dead Set, would be a genuine thriller and "could not be described as a comedy".
"Dead Set is very different to anything I've done before, and I hope the end result will surprise, entertain and appal people in equal measure," Brooker told MediaGuardian.
"I couldn't really describe what it is but it will probably surprise people." He said the cast would be a "mixture of known and less well-known faces".
Brooker's only scripted TV experience is as co-writer of comedy series Nathan Barley, with Chris Morris.