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'Tales From the Darkside' Reboot Coming to the CW


When I was younger, I used to hurry home from school to catch the Syfy (what was then Sci-Fi) Channel's afternoon block of programming: Alfred Hitchcock Presents; Ray Bradbury Theater; and Tales From the Darkside. I loved that weird anthology show that was never super-scary, but gross and twisted and fun. 

So I was excited to hear that The CW is working on updating the series and bringing it to television as early as Summer 2014. Of course, it does beg the question, how will they keep it from turning into a generic anthology show? The original was created by George Romero, and aside from the "strange twist endings," there were no wrap arounds or anything else to tie each episode together.

Luckily, the update will have something of a pedigree. Joe Hill (Locke & Key) is writing the pilot, which will be executive produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Sleepy Hollow; Fringe), and Heather Kadin and Jerry Golod, who both produced the original series. So yeah, I have high hopes for this one.

Source: Hollywood Reporter