‘Tales from the Crypt’ getting M. Night Shyamalan reboot
TNT has announced that Tales From the Crypt, the bloody (and sometimes bawdy) HBO series that ran from 1989-1996, will soon get a reboot on the cable network. M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) will be the executive producer of the series and direct the first episode.
“Night is definitely going to direct the first [episode], and we’ll see how that evolves,” TNT president Kevin Reilly said Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, according to TVline.com. “And we’re definitely going to utilize the underlying comics.”
With the rebooted series appearing on TNT, we imagine the series will have to be toned down considerably from the good ole days. That’s a shame. Still, we hope that the series becomes a virtual “Love Boat” for regular guest stars. During the original late ‘80s run of the show, guest actors included Adam Ant, Dan Ackroyd, Roger Daltrey, Lou Diamond Phillips, Whoopi Goldberg, Meat Loaf, Traci Lords, Judd Nelson, Iggy Pop and Brooke Shields, among many, MANY more. And guest directors included Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks and even Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Still it won’t be nearly the same unless Shyamalan resurrects the “Crypt Keeper” as the wisecracking host. Someone get John Kassir, the voice of the Crypt Keeper, on the phone!
The new Tales From The Crypt is set to debut in the fall of 2016.