It looks like Tales from the Crypt won’t be resurrected after all. Deadline reports TNT’s planned revival series has been cancelled.
From M. Night Shyamalan, the new Tales from the Crypt was going to be similar to the original anthology TV show and feature a self-contained horror story each week introduced by the legendary Cryptkeeper. The network had ordered 1o episodes of the reboot series.
Unfortunately, the revival got caught up in several legal issues and TNT ended up scrapping the new Tales from the Crypt altogether.
From TNT boss Kevin Reilly:
That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure. We lost so much time, so I said, ‘Look, I’m not waiting around four years for this thing’. Maybe that will come back around but in the meantime, Ridley Scott had come up, who has so much creative enthusiasm.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Tales from the Crypt series? Do you still want a revival?