The CW network is looking to develop a new summer series based on the horror anthology show Tales from the Darkside that ran for four seasons from 1983-88, and featured the creepiest opening intro of all time in my opinion. The show was created and produced by Laurel Entertainment partners George A. Romero and Richard P. Rubinstein and spawned a feature film in 1990. The CW along with producers Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci, and writer Joe Hill are looking to reinvent the horror series. You can read more information down below.
According to Deadline, After successfully rebooting Whose Line Is It Anyway last summer, the CW is looking to bring back another half-hour series this coming summer. The network has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill for Tales From The Darkside, a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration. Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products is based.
The project reunites Kurtzman and Orci with Hill, son of horror master Stephen King. The three previously worked together on Locke & Key, a drama adaptation of Hill’s graphic novel, which went to pilot at Fox. Tales From The Darkside, which is in the vein of other genre anthology series like Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt, had a four-year syndicated run and is owned by CBS TV Studios sibling CBS TV Distribution.
Watch the uber creepy opening intro to Tales From the Darkside here: