Horror fans rejoice, or not, at the news that The CW has ordered a pilot episode for ‘Tales From the Darkside.’
While the original ‘Tales From the Darkside’ had a huge cult following, the major concern here is that it will be on The CW. The network has traditionally had a younger fan base for its target audience. Toned down horror might put older fans of the anthology series on edge though this isn’t necessarily a reason for concern. This half an hour show does have a glimmer of hope.
It looks like the new ‘Tales From the Darkside’ has a strong base of talent behind it. The project is being headed by Joe Hill who is the writer of ‘Lock & Key’ and ‘Horns‘ and just happens to be the son of Stephen King. Past that we see that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will be on board to executive produce the series. It will also have Mitchell Galin (‘The Stand‘) as well as K/O Paper Products president Heather Kadin and Jerry Golod. Golod was the producer of the original ‘Tales from the Darkside.’. With all the names attached, this has enough potential to be well worth the viewing.
Of course, before seeing a trailer it really is hard to decide on that.
The new take on the series is being described as “a reinvention of the horror/fantasy/thriller anthology and based on the 1980s series.” While ongoing story arcs are all the rage now. this will focus on each episode being a stand alone with its own actors. This will be much in the vein of shows like ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Outer Limits’, and ‘Tales from the Crypt.’
While I won’t lie that I’m a little concerned about the series being on The CW, I do have faith that Hill will deliver a solid script.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter