TNT recently announced that they would be bringing Tales from the Crypt back from the dead with (for reasons I can’t comprehend) M. Night Shyamalan at the helm. Earlier this week TNT President Kevin Reilly revealed some new details about the upcoming series.
Reilly said the new series is going to include a half-hour anthology followed by hour-long serialized stories with shorts in between. Some stories may even be crowdsourced from fans. He also revealed the Crypt Keeper will be returning, but TNT plans to make him different than the John Kassir-voiced puppet we know and love.
The new series is set to air toward the end of 2017.
The original Tales from the Crypt ran on HBO from 1989 to 1996. Most episodes were based on stories from EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt, Haunt of Fear and Vault of Horror, often featuring cover art and illustrations by the legendary Jack Davis. Creative restrictions enforced by the Comics Code Authority saw to the death of these and other series in 1954.