Jan 07, 2016 08:55 PM EST
M. Night Shyamalan Bringing Back Tales From the Crypt
"Tales from the Crypt" fans have something new to look forward to. M. Night Shyamalan will be creating a new version of the series, which will air on TNT. The new show will not be based on the HBO version, but on the original EC Comics by William Gaines, as well as some new stories.
TNT president Kevin Reilly said "It is an umbrella for what hopefully will be many shows. We're going to put a variety of different genre shows, some of which may have a weird sense of humor, some of which may be actually downright frightening, some of which may be a unique blend of genres, but all united under the ‘Tales From the Crypt' brand. Night is definitely going to direct, most likely the first one, and we'll see how that evolves."
Sarah Aubrey, TNT's EVP of original programming, said, "This … horror block demonstrates not only TNT's commitment to working with today's top talents, but also our strategy to stand out in today's marketplace by challenging the conventional rules of programming and scheduling."
"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," said Shyamalan.
"Tales From the Crypt" premiered on HBO in 1989. The new series will debut on TNT in the fall of 2016.
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