M. Night Shyamalan to Reboot Tales From The Crypt … Oh Hell Yeah!!
From the early 1980s well into the mid-1990s, HBO made one of the greatest shows to ever grace cable’s airwaves: TALES FROM THE CRYPT. The show ran for ninety-three episodes over seven seasons, and I used to look forward to this show every week!! Well, it looks like M. Night Shyamalan might have the same great memories of this show as I do because he recently announced that he is planning on resurrecting the show. According to Deadline.com:
M. Night Shyamalan is re-booting classic series Tales from the Crypt as part of a bigger deal with TNT that will see the mood maestro programme a two hour block of horror and suspense content once a week. The block will feature both short and long form content, with the new Tales from the Crypt the centrepiece offering. Based on the original EC Comics by William Gaines as well as new stories, Shyamalan will exec produce each of the tales with Ashwin Rajan, his partner at Binding Edge Pictures. Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern (Looper) is exec producing along with Aloris Entertainment’s John Santilli and Dan McKinnon. The original comics spun off multiple seasons for HBO’s cult show. The programme will launch this fall.
I think this sounds like a fantastic project and I’m proud of TNT for going for it and taking a chance. What do you think?