Horror on TV has been making a huge comeback over the past few years with shows like “The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story” and “Hemlock Grove” scaring the heck out of us with shock and gore.
Over at the CW, “Supernatural,” “The Vampire Diaries” and new spin-off “The Originals” include a bit of the horror ambiance, but now the network is adding to the thrill with a new adaptation of George A. Romero’s “Tales From The Darkside” in development.
The original anthology horror series premiered in 1983 and ran in syndication from 1984-1988. To pen the reboot, The CW has snagged Joe Hill, whose 2010 dark fantasy novel “Horns” was recently adapted into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple. Hill is the son of horror master Stephen King, whose stories were the basis for some of the original “Tales from the Darkside” episodes.
On Twitter, Hill explained that “As far as DARKSIDE goes, it’ll recall the original show, but won’t be the same. The main thing: the original was scary-fun & this’ll be too.”
“Sleepy Hollow” producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will executive produce along with Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin and Jerry Golod. The CW is looking to premiere the half-hour series in the summer of 2014.