CW to reboot Romero's 'Tales From The Darkside'

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  • Friday, 15 Nov 2013

The updated 1980s horror TV series is slated to air next summer.

THE network CW is preparing to revive the 1980s horror anthology series directed by George Romero, The Hollywood Reporter informs.

After confirming his reputation as a master of the horror genre with Night Of The Living Dead and Dawn Of The Dead, Romero collaborated with Stephen King on the anthology horror film Creepshow, which was then adapted into the TV series Tales From The Darkside.

From 1983 to 1988, the series told 90 short, standalone stories on gruesome and creepy themes, in the same manner as Tales From The Crypt, which premiered a few years later on HBO. The plots of each episode, combining fantasy, science-fiction and horror, were often inspired by short stories by authors specialising in these genres, including King.

Thirty years later, CW is updating the concept through a series scheduled to air in summer 2014. The reboot will be written by horror novelist Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) and produced by J.J. Abrams’ frequent collaborators Alex Kurztman and Roberto Orci.

The trio collaborated in the past to adapt Hill’s comic book Lock & Key into a series for Fox. The adaptation will ultimately take the form of a film instead, with support from Universal Pictures. – AFP Relaxnews


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