LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) — TNT has ordered 10 episodes of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s re-boot of the classic anthology series Tales from the Crypt.
Set to debut in 2017, the show will anchor a horror block of programming, which is to be hosted by “a newly reinvented Crypt Keeper,” the cable network said.
The lineup will also include the new shows Time of Death and Creatures.
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures,” Shyamalan said in a statement Thursday. “That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with Night and TNT,” added IM Global Television’s Mark Stern. “Their enthusiasm for the [Time of Death] pilot script has been obvious from the outset, and their Tales from the Crypt block is the perfect home.”