TNT has given the go-ahead for the new revamped Tales From the Crypt from M. Night Shyamalan. The new 10-episode series will have a reinvented Crypt Keeper host, based on the EC Comics, Deadline reports.
Tales From the Crypt will be the center of a new horror block that includes an anthology series, titled Time of Death. The block will be rounded out with another new series, Creatures.
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the additions of “Time of Death” and “Creatures”, Shyamalan stated. That such a beloved property like “Tales From the Crypt” is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board the level of talent has been inspiring.”
Time of Death is an anthology of season long horror tales that unfold in real time – each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single “long night of hell.” The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair the exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.
Time of Death’s pilot was written by Guy Busick and R. Christoher Murphy. Syamalan, Stuart Ford, along with IM Global Television’s Mark Stern will be executively producing the series.
“Creatures”, now in development” is a sophisticated psychological thriller that tells the disturbing tale of two former best friends who, at the age of 12 years old, tried to cut out their classmate’s heart as a sacrifice to an internet boogyman they invented called Mr. Gorgi. Fifteen years later, the two women have been released from a psychiatric into their small town in Alaska. But it’s not long before they start to feel the alluring and terrifying presence of Mr. Gorgi again.”
Dominic Mitchell (In the Flesh) penned the series, produced by Sue Naegle. Tom Shankland (House of Cards) will be directing and serving as executive producer.
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