Hello, Boils and Ghouls! It looks like the Crypt Keeper has more stories to tell.
TNT and M. Night Shyamalan are teaming up for a new a series of Tales from the Crypt, which originated as a 1950’s EC Comics series created by William Gaines.
Many may remember the anthology television series that ran from 1989 to 1996. The HBO-produced series gathered itself quite a loyal following during its run, pushing bounderies with a level of violence, profanity and nudity that came from not having to restrict content to the network standards and practices of the time. Episodes of Tales of the Crypt were usually edited when broadcast in syndication.
TNT and Shyamalan are moving ahead with what they’re calling “a new two-hour block of terror and suspense,” set to feature both short and long-form storytelling. The additional series to be featured in the horror block will be announced in the coming months.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” Shyamalan said in a statement.
“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.”
The original television series featured a ton of acting talent during its run, with the likes of Brad Pitt, Steve Buscemi, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette,Bill Paxton, Martin Sheen, Ewan McGregor, Malcolm McDowell, and Tim Roth putting in appearances. There’s no word as yet on what big names, if any, we’ll be getting in the new series.