The Crypt Keeper has been granted new life! Horror anthology series Tales From the Crypt is getting a reboot on TNT from M. Night Shyamalan, the network announced on Thursday, January 7.
Shyamalan will executive produce the new version of the show, which originally premiered on HBO in 1989 and ran for seven seasons. The news came during TNT’s presentation at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, California.
Tales will be part of the cable channel’s new two-hour block of horror programming, which will be curated by Shyamalan and is set to launch in fall 2016.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with [TNT president] Kevin Reilly, [TNT programming exec] Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor,” the Oscar-nominated director said in a statement. “To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales From the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can’t wait to dive into.”
Shyamalan is best known as a film director, with hits including The Sixth Sense and Signs. But he has recently branched into TV, serving as an executive producer on Fox’s Wayward Pines, which recently received a second season order.
TNT is set to announce the other series in the next few months that will comprise the horror block.
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