More “Darkside” Stories
A re-boot is in store for Tales from The Darkside, the ’80s horror TV series created by director George A. Romero.
Joe Hill, author of the horror novels NOS-4RTU and Horns, is penning the re-boot.
Airing from 1983 to 1988, the original anthology show served up a total of 90 half-hour episodes, which frequently paid homage to ’60s TV hits The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
Producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, the duo responsible for Star Trek, will produce the series, which could air mid 2014, as part of their deal with CBS Television.
Horror television is making a strong comeback. AMC’s The Walking Dead, currently enjoying its fourth season, is television’s favorite drama among the 18 to 49 age demographic.
Then there’s the widely popular Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, a series which takes place long before the notorious events in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Meanwhile, FX has American Horror Story, which completely changes its format with each new season. Seasons 1 and 2 concerned a haunted house and asylum respectively, while the current season revolves around a coven of witches.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter