It’s official: M Night Shyamalan will bring “Tales from the Crypt” back to television. According to Deadline, TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the horror anthology series. The show will be at the center of the network’s horror block.
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures,” Shyamalan said in a statement. “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 very inspiring.”
Much like the show’s predecessor on HBO, “Tales from the Crypt” takes its name from the original EC Comics by William Gaines; the show will draw inspiration from the comics as well as develop new content.
Shyamalan, best known for directing horror films like “The Sixth Sense,” will serve as executive producer alongside his Binding Edge Pictures partner Ashwin Rajan, Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern and Aloris Entertainment’s John Santilli and Dan McKinnon.
The show is scheduled to air on TNT this fall.
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