Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is set to reboot the classic anthology series “Tales from the Crypt” as part of a larger deal with TNT for a two-hour weekly block of horror and thriller content on the cable network.
The block will feature a mix of short and long form content, with the new ‘Tales’ being the centrepiece offering and utilising both the original EC Comics by William Gaines as well as new stories. Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan are set to executive produce them all.
Will the iconic Cryptkeeper be involved? TNT chief Kevin Reilly wouldn’t confirm. James D. Stern, John Santilli and Dan McKinnon will also executive produce and the format will kick off this Fall.
Shyamalan is coming off a career resurrgence thanks to the success of last year’s “The Visit” film and TV’s “Wayward Pines” which he created. He is currently in post-production on the James McAvoy-led “Split”.
The news comes as TNT’s sibling network TBS has ordered the alien comedy “People of Earth”.
Source: The Live Feed