Tales From the Crypt is getting a reboot courtesy of M Night Shyamalan, and the classic horror series’ return is part of a bigger deal between Shyamalan and TNT.
A report over at Deadline says it will see the Wayward Pines director (Shyamalan executive-produced the series and directed the pilot) create a two-hour block of horror and suspense content (of both short and long form) with the new Tales From the Crypt as the centerpiece.
TNT EVP of original programming Sarah Aubrey said, “This is a new genre for us in our series efforts and a great chance to partner with M Night Shyamalan, whose blockbuster hit The Visit reminded movie audiences and critics this past summer that he truly is a master of horror.”
Tales From the Crypt will not only be based on the original 1950s EC Comics by William Gaines, but it'll also feature brand-new stories. Shyamalan will executive-produce each of the tales with his partner at Binding Edge Pictures, Ashwin Rajan. Twenty-five years ago, the original comics gave birth to a half-hour series over at HBO that ran from 1989 to 1996.
TNT’s Tales from the Crypt will air sometime in the fall of this year. Will the show’s iconic host, the Crypt Creeper, pop out of his coffin once more for the new series?