Over fifteen years ago, "Tales from the Crypt" ended its seven season run on HBO. And while the Cryptkeeper himself may not be coming back, plans are afoot for a modern revival.
According to Deadline, "Eureka" co-creator Andrew Cosby and Gil Adler (one of the producers of the HBO "Tales" series) are teaming up for a new "Tales from the Crypt" TV show. However, in a departure from the HBO series, the new "Tales from the Crypt" is described as "an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context."
The story also notes that the new "Tales" will not be an anthology or related to the previous HBO series. Instead, the inspiration will largely come from the original 1950s "Tales from the Crypt" comic book series that was published by EC Comics. Crosby and Adler are going forward with the project alongside EC Film, Radio & Television, as a partnership with the estate of the late EC Comics publisher, William Gaines and his daughter, Cathy Gaines Mifsud.
Thus far, the new "Tales" exists as a detailed pitch and series bible which will be shopped around to various broadcast and cable networks, including Cinemax. The producers are also reportedly looking into financing the series as an international co-production before looking for a domestic network to partner with. That production model was recently used for the new "Transporter" series which set to debut during the next TV season.
What do you think about the prospect of a new "Tales from the Crypt" TV series? Should Cosby and Adler bring back the Cryptkeeper? Let us know in the comment section below!