TNT’s TALES FROM THE CRYPT is Dead
TNT’s Tales from the Crypt revival is dead and buried for the time being.
The project was announced a year ago, with the revival planned as part of a horror block of programming curated by M. Night Shyamalan (director of The Sixth Sense and Split). Ten episodes were ordered, based on the EC Comics property and the 1989 horror anthology series of the same name. The new Tales from the Crypt was supposed to launch in the fourth quarter of 2017.
“That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure,” TNT president Kevin Reilly told Deadline. “We lost so much time, so I said, ‘Look, I’m not waiting around four years for this thing’. Maybe that will come back around but in the meantime, Ridley Scott had come up, who has so much creative enthusiasm.”
(Scott, who most recently directed Alien: Covenant, is developing a sci-fi block for TNT. The night of original programming, developed in collaboration with Scott, will showcase hourlong series, shortform programs, and other formats.) TNT’s planned horror block would have included the revamped Tales From the Crypt, as well as Creatures and Time of Death. RIP.