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TNT Orders Revival of ‘Tales from the Crypt’ for M. Night Shymalan’s TNT Horror Block

Also Planned at TNT is 'Time of Death' and 'Creatures'

TNT has officially greenlit 10-episodes of anthology series “Tales from the Crypt” from M. Night Shyamalan and based on the original EC Comics. The original series aired on HBO from 1989 to 1996. In addition, TNT has ordered a pilot for “Time of Death” from IM Global Television, another anthology series, and has begun development on “Creatures” from Naegle Ink for a planned M. Night Shymalan horror-themed block set to launch in 2017. The “Tales from the Crypt” anthology series will be at the center of each week’s lineup.

“Time of Death” is planned as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time – each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single “long night of hell.” The first season will follow a murderous psychopath who returns to his Midwestern hometown during the annual county fair to exact revenge on a community he believes destroyed his life.

“Creatures” tells the disturbing tale of two former best friends who, at 12 years old, tried to cut out their classmate’s heart as a sacrifice to an Internet bogeyman they invented called Mr. Gorgi. Fifteen years later, the two young women have been released from a psychiatric institute into their small town in Alaska, but it’s not long before they start to feel the alluring and terrifying presence of Mr. Gorgi once again.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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