Published Jan 07, 2016M. Night Shyamalan released his surprisingly solid (though still shitty) new film The Visit last year. He's already announced plans for a follow-up film called Split, and now he's got another even more exciting project in the works: a reboot of Tales of the Crypt.
There has been talk of reviving HBO's beloved series since 2011, and now TNT will take it over this fall.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shyamalan would be attached as the series' executive producer. Further, he'd likely direct the show's first episode.
The Tales from the Crypt reboot will maintain the show's anthology structure, though TNT head Kevin Reilly would not confirm or deny the involvement of the show's iconic host the Cryptkeeper.
/Film added that Reilly told executives at the TCAs that they plan to heavily utilize William Gaines' Tales from the Crypt comics for the new series. Further, he added, "There's something we're doing online that I think could lead to a very unique aspect of audience participation. We'll talk more about that as it evolves."
Tales from the Crypt will be part of a new, weekly two-hour block on TNT. "We're going to put a variety of different genre shows, some which may have a weird sense of humour, some downright frightening, some a blend of genres, all united under the Tales From the Crypt brand," Reilly added. "We already have about four properties in the development pipeline to move through this."
Look for Tales from the Crypt on TNT this fall.