M. Night Shyamalan to resurrect TALES FROM THE CRYPT this Fall.
Wow! Now THIS is news!
TNT just announced a partnership with M. Night Shyamalan to create new “two-hour block of terror and suspense” to be “curated” by the man behind such classics a THE SIXTH SENSE and THE VISIT and…a whole mess of movies we won’t mention!
But the most vital thing planned for this partnership is the revivial of the EC comics film/TV franchise TALES FROM THE CRYPT!
From the press release:
“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,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. “This two-hour horror block demonstrates not only TNT’s commitment to working with today’s top talents, but also our strategy to stand out in today’s marketplace by challenging the conventional rules of programming and scheduling.”
“I couldnt be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” said Shyamalan. “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales from the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I cant wait to dive into.”
TNT’s new horror block marks the latest incarnation of Tales from the Crypt, which originated as a 1950’s EC Comics series created by William Gaines. In addition to Shyamalan and Rajan, James D. Stern (Looper, Freeheld) is executive-producing Tales from the Crypt with his company Endgame Entertainment. Aloris Entertainments John Santilli (The English Teacher, Missing William) and Dan McKinnon (Missing William) will also executive-produce. The original comics spawned multiple seasons of the cult classic show for HBO and became a worldwide brand.
TNT will announce the additional series to be featured in the horror block in the coming months.”
And so will SHOCK. This is crazy cool news and we’ll be all over this like a hobo on a ham sandwich.