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‘Dark Shadows’ Sequel in the Works on The CW

The Official Title is 'Dark Shadow: Reurrections'

The CW is developing a sequel to classic supernatural daytime drama “Dark Shadows” called “Dark Shadows: Resurrections.” Set in modern-day Collinsport, Maine, the tone of “Dark Shadows: Resurrections” will reportedly “harken back to the original,” with Mark B. Perry (“Revenge,” “Brothers & Sisters”) penning the pilot.

Originally created by Dan Curtis, “Dark Shadows” debuted on ABC in 1966 and brought vampires, ghosts and zombies to daytime TV, amassing a loyal viewership cult following for five seasons. The show depicted the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family, where a number of supernatural occurrences take place.NBC aired a short-lived remake in primetime in 1991, and The WB developed a new version in 2004 that did not make it past the pilot stage. 

In 2012, “Dark Shadows” made it to the big screen, with Tim Burton directing and Johnny Depp starring as vampire Barnabas Collins. This potential new version on The CW is from Warner Bros. Television.

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  1. Marc it would be hella cool if CW tried something new and just brings Dark Shadows back to daytime and do it as a traditional daytime soap. Primetime is no fun with this this would reenergize the daytime soap opera if this got brought back along with the rumored All My Children and One Life to Live reboots on ABC.

  2. I found myself a huge Dark Shadows fan when I saw it rerun on public television while in college. I had the pleasure of seeing Jonathan Frid in a production of “Arsenic and the Old Lace” with Jean Stapleton and Marion Ross. Delightful!!!

    I really enjoyed NBC’s reboot (which introduced me to Michael T. Weiss, later of The Pretender), but it only lasted a season. Since you don’t need amazing ratings to survive on The CW, maybe we could get a few years of Dark Shadows!! Also, the writing on both Revenge and Brothers & Sisters was excellent and soapy, so Mr. Perry’s participation is encouraging.

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