You ready for more “Tales,” kiddies?
M. Night Shyamalan is executive producing/curating TNT’s upcoming revival of “Tales From the Crypt,“ tentatively scheduled to air in the fourth quarter of 2017. With details still being worked out behind the scenes, we don’t yet know much in regards to what to expect from the small screen reboot, but last we heard, it’ll be a 10-episode anthology with a reinvented Crypt Keeper.
Will the series feature brand new stories or adaptations of classic EC Comics tales? Speaking with Crave Online, Shyamalan noted that the revival series will draw inspiration from the original comic books, and he even suggested that stories from EC’s Vault of Horror are on the table. Shyamalan also described a favorite Tales story of his, which will likely be adapted:
There’s a bunch. I have a folder of my favorites, like my twenty or thirty favorites. I’m trying to remember them. I mean they’re so weird. There’s one where there’s a bewitching one, where an old lady bewitches and takes the wife, and the husband has to figure it out. He keeps the old lady in the closet but that’s really his wife now. They’ve swapped, you know? And he can’t kill this woman but she’s now a beautiful woman.
Again, it’s hard to tell exactly what form TNT’s “Tales From the Crypt” will take, but based on everything we’ve heard, it seems it will feature a mix of classic stories and brand new ones. In the same interview, Shyamalan also described his vision for the show as being “naughty, and deliciously so,” which pretty much sounds like the perfect description of EC Comics to us.
TNT’s plan is to have a large horror block that will feature the new “Tales From the Crypt” alongside original shorts and two additional shows: “Time of Death” and “Creatures.”