We’ve been keeping a really close eye on The CW’s reboot of the classic television series “Tales From the Darkside,” and today the show’s star has been revealed along with some plot details.
Deadline is reporting that Kris Lemche (pictured below; “The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has been cast as the lead in The CW pilot, a remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series that hails from writer Joe Hill and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The anthology series will feature only one regular character, Newman (Lemche). A weathered and tortured young man, Newman is the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside. Newman – a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets – knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.
Hill, Kurtzman, and Orci executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios.