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“TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE” revival confirmed for this year

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The reinvention of the horror anthology that marked George A. Romero’s first leap into genre television has been confirmed for airing—without Romero but with a few genre heavy hitters in the mix.

Variety reports that The CW has picked up the pilot and given a series order to a new version of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, which we first reported on here. The original TALES ran from 1984-1988 and featured adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison and others. This time, King’s son Joe Hill has scripted the pilot and will serve as an executive producer alongside the original series’ Mitchell Galin and Jerry Golod, STAR TREK/FRINGE veterans Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin. The show will air during the 2015-16 season.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.

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