Anthology fans rejoice, as the series that got many of us into horror as youngsters is set to make its long-awaited return. That’s right, Tales From The Crypt is set for a triumphant, TV-based resurrection.
TNT announced the very exciting news in a press release earlier this week, in which they also mentioned a little-known horror director you may have heard of named M. Night Shyamalan, who has partnered up with the channel and is also spearheading the project.
Shyamalan, the man behind last year’s found footage hit The Visit, along with classic chillers such as The Sixth Sense, Signs and The Village, is curating a brand-new, two-hour horror block on TNT – the very first of its kind on the channel.
The block is exciting in itself, but horror aficionados will be salivating over the return of the beloved EC comics film and TV franchise that, for many of us, was an introduction into this world.
Shyamalan said of his involvement in the project; “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales from the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can’t wait to dive into.”
TNT’s new horror block marks the latest incarnation of Tales from the Crypt, which originated as a 1950s EC Comics series created by William Gaines.
In addition to Shyamalan, James D. Stern (Looper, Freeheld) is executive-producing Tales from the Crypt with his company Endgame Entertainment, alongside Aloris Entertaiment’s John Santilli and Dan Mc Kinnon.
The original comics spawned multiple seasons of the cult classic show for HBO and became a worldwide brand.
TNT is set to announce further details on their horror block in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted.