Fifteen years after a pilot for a remake failed to take off at The WB back in 2004, the network’s current incarnation The CW is having another shot at reviving iconic gothic soap opera “Dark Shadows” which ran for over 1,200 episodes from 1966 to 1971.
“Dark Shadows: Reincarnation” is dubbed a modern-day continuation of the strange and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine – a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group who have lived for four centuries under a curse that bedevils their blueblood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.
Mark B. Perry is attached to write and executive produce the one-hour drama while Tracy and Cathy Curtis will also executive produce along with Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo, and Tracy Mercer. Warner Bros. Television will produce.
The original soap was briefly revived on NBC in the early 1990s, The WB did a pilot in 2004 which starred Alec Newman as Barnabas Collins along with Jessica Chastain, Kelly Hu, Martin Donovan, Matt Czuchry and Jenna Dewan. Tim Burton directed a 2012 feature adaptation with a more comedic tone and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas.