John Carpenter Heads to the Small Screen for Two New TV Series

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jul 6, 2017

While master of horror John Carpenter has more than a few projects currently on the go, the beloved director has now added a pair of new projects set for the small screen.

Today (July 6) Carpenter revealed that he has inked a deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop the new scripted TV anthology Tales for a Halloween Night, which will air on Syfy. He's also joining forces for UCP for another show called Nightside. Carpenter's Storm King Productions partner Sandy King is also on board to executive produce the projects.

"I'm excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television," said Carpenter in a statement. "On one hand it's a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other it's a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming."

Tales for a Halloween Night will be based on Carpenter's graphic novel series where he brings together a collection of different storytellers for a series of spooked-out horror stories. Nightside, meanwhile, is based off Simon R. Green's book series of the same name. A writer has yet to be attached to the former project, while Jill Blotevogel (MTV's Scream) will pen the script and executive produce the latter. A network has yet to secured for Nightside.

At this point, it's unclear when either show will air, so stay tuned for further details as they become available.

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