CW developing new “TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE” with Joe HillMovies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
A resurgence in cinematic anthologies, and possibly the anthology-like nature of each season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, has no doubt led to the return of the anthology to its natural home: television. The CW will develop a new iteration of the George Romero-created TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE for a summer 2014 run with acclaimed author Joe Hill (HEART SHAPED BOX, HORNS, LOCKE & KEY) attached to write.
Executive Produced, as it seems everything will be in our lifetime, by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the new TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE will air in half hour installments. No further details as of yet.
The original TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE ran for four seasons from 1984-1988, and saw contributions from Romero, Tom Savini and more. TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE hit in 1990 and adapted “Cat From Hell” from Stephen King, the father of Joe Hill. [Variety]