Look alive, Crypt Keeper! (Well, as alive as you can look, anyway.)
TNT has given an 10-episode order to a new Tales From the Crypt series, based on the original EC Comics, the network announced Thursday. Much like the first Tales series, which ran from 1989 to 1996 on HBO, this updated version will also feature chilling tales told by the aforementioned Crypt Keeper.
Additionally, TNT has ordered a pilot for Time of Death, another anthology series with a truly twisted hook. Paraphrasing wouldn’t do it justice, so here’s the official description:
Time of Death is planned as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time – each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single ‘long night of hell.’ The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.
Lastly, TNT is developing Creatures, a story of “deep friendship and dark obsession.” Again, it’s best just to share the official description with you:
Creatures [is] a sophisticated psychological thriller that tells the disturbing tale of two former best friends who, at 12 years old, tried to cut out their classmate’s heart as a sacrifice to an internet bogeyman they invented called Mr. Gorgi. Fifteen years later, the two young women have been released from a psychiatric institute into their small town in Alaska, but it’s not long before they start to feel the alluring and terrifying presence of Mr. Gorgi once again.
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures,” says horror master M. Night Shyamalan, who is executive-producing both Tales and Time of Death. “That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring.”
This new block of horror shows is expected to launch in 2017. Will you be watching? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.