Horror continues to be television’s hottest prospect, and there’s even more of it on the way! Next series ready to get off the slab and stretch its legs? A return to “Tales From the Crypt”. Oh. Hell. Yes.
According to Deadline, fifteen years after horror anthology “Tales from the Crypt” ended its seven-year run on HBO, a new TV series based on the popular and controversial 1950s EC Comics anthology books is in the works with Gil Adler, producer on the HBO “Crypt” series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Syfy hit “Eureka” and co-founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios.
The new hour-long series will neither be anthological nor related to the HBO show. “It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context,” Cosby said. “It’s all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences.”
A detailed pitch and a bible for the new “Crypt” series have been completed, with producers expected to take the project out shortly. It will be pitched to broadcast networks as part of the current development cycle as well as to cable outlets.
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