Morgan Creek is currently developing TV series based on films such as David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers and Clive Barker’s Nightbreed.
And today Deadline reports that they are also working on a TV series adaptation of the 1992 cult classic Stay Tuned with John Ritter.
Fear The Walking Dead co-showrunner/executive producer Ian Goldberg & writer/producer Richard Naing (Dead of Summer) will write the series.
Goldberg & Naing wrote Eli with Kelly Reilly and Sadie Sink, and Andre Ovredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe with Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch.
Stay Tuned was directed by Peter Hyams (The Relic, End of Days) from a screenplay by Jim Jennewein and Tom S. Parker (The Flintstones). It stars John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, and Eugene Levy.
It centers on salesman Roy Knable (Ritter) who spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen (Pam Dawber). One day, TV salesman Spike (Jeffrey Jones) convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy’s home entertainment system sucks him and Helen into Hellvision, a realm run by Spike, who is an emissary of Satan. For 24 hours, the couple must survive devilish parodies of TV programs if they want to return to reality alive.
Tim Burton was chosen to direct but left to helm Batman Returns.