John Carpenter & Shudder Have PRINCE OF DARKNESS TV Series in the Works?
Halloween is poised to slash into the October box office in a major way when it finally arrives in theaters on the 19th. Considering it’s gotten almost exclusively excellent reviews out of TIFF and, more recently, Fantastic Fest, we’re likely to see a resurgence in popularity for all of John Carpenter’s past properties. Case in point, we’re getting word that his Satanic creeper, Prince of Darkness, is being turned into a TV series by the folks at Shudder.
Carpenter shared details with Consequences of Sound during a recent interview, telling the site:
“We’re talking to [Shudder] about doing a theme and maybe doing a show for them. What would you think about Prince of Darkness as a TV show? Well, maybe. Maybe not. I don’t know. I’m not going to tell you. I’m not going to tell you.”
Obviously, we’ll be watching this one like hawks in order to bring you updates as soon as they emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the synopsis and trailer for Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, released in 1987 and starring Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, and Jameson Parker below.
Poking around in a church cellar, a priest (Donald Pleasence) finds an otherworldly vial filled with slime. Frightened, he brings his discovery to a circle of top scholars and scientists, who eventually learn that the strange liquid is the essence of Satan. The slime then begins to seep out, turning some of the academics into zombified killers. As the possessed battle the survivors, student Kelly (Susan Blanchard) is infected by a large quantity of the liquid and becomes Satan personified.
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