TNT is moving ahead with its “Tales From the Crypt” reboot, announcing on Thursday it has ordered a ten-episode first season of the anthology series as part of a block of programming overseen by M. Night Shyamalan.
The network also confirmed the new take will also boast a “newly reinvented” Crypt Keeper, something that was in doubt at one point. The horror block, which will feature short and longform stories, will launch on the network sometime next year.
The network also greenlit seasonal anthology pilot “Time of Death”. The season-long horror tale unfolds in real time, with each episode taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single ‘long night of hell’ as a murderous psychopath returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge.
Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy will pen the script for that while Shyamalan, Mark Stern and Stuart Ford will executive produce. Each season will be inspired by the tradition of horror subgenres with the first obviously being 1980s slashers.
Finally, TNT is also developing Sue Naegle’s sophisticated psychological thriller “Creatures”. Set in a small town in Alaska, the story follows two young women freshly released after years in a psychiatric institute – the pair having tried to cut out their classmate’s heart as a sacrifice to an internet bogeyman they invented fifteen years earlier.
Source: The Live Feed