Tales From the Crypt Reboot to Anchor TNT's M. Night Shyamalan Horror Block

It’ll soon be a dark and terrifying Night at TNT.

The network announced on Thursday that it is teaming up with Oscar-nominated director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense) for a new two-hour horror block anchored by a reboot of Tales From the Crypt and set to launch in fall 2016.

Tales From the Crypt, based on the original EC Comics series as well as new stories, will be executive-produced by Shyamalan and his partner at Binding Edge Pictures, Ashwin Rajan.

“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 in Pasadena. “And we’re definitely going to utilize the underlying comics.”

HBO aired its own version of the creepy anthology series from 1989-1996. (Shyamalan’s reboot is not to be confused with the Tales From the Darkside pilot ordered by The CW last February.)

Shyamalan, whose summer chiller Wayward Pines was recently renewed for Season 2 by Fox, will curate additional short- and long-form storytelling that will fill out TNT’s night of suspense. The network will announce the block’s additional series in the coming months.

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  1. Goldenvibefan says:

    When are we gonna get an update on titans?? I see all these tnt posts, but they are never about titans. gah

  2. Lysh says:

    I don’t have TNT, but I’d try to check it out. Hopefully it has that iconic theme song.

  3. Brian says:

    Couldn’t TNT hire Shyamalan to make a new original horror anthology show.

    Tales from the Crypt is a well known and already successful show from the past that doesn’t need to be remade or updated.

  4. chadcronin says:

    I loves Tales from the Crypt and welcome it coming back.

  5. tvjunkie says:

    They could get Hugh Hefner to be the crypt keeper, no costume needed.

    • HAP says:

      Funny. But, who’s to say that they will even have a crypt keeper in the new show. For me, no crypt keeper, no watch it.

  6. AngelWasHere says:

    I loved Tales From The Crypt! Weirdly enough I just mentioned to a friend how I missed that show and that they should air an marathon. This right on time! lol I would rather watch the old ones, but I’ll give this one a try.

    • Olivia says:

      This! One of my childhood faves, I recently thought I should do a marathon too haha :)

      I hope the crypt keeper will remain basically the same in the new one.

  7. Ian Barber says:

    Tales from the Crypt is my favorite show of all time. I pray this is good! I’d have loved to see it back at HBO!

  8. Wendy says:

    No thanks, I’ll just watch the original series.