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.