To everything there is a season. TNT has ordered the Time of Death TV series pilot. “Time of Death” is still a working title. If ordered to series, Time of Death will be a part of TNT’s new horror programming block, featuring M. Night Shyamalan’s reboot of Tales from the Crypt.
The Time of Death TV show pilot is written by Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy, with Shyamalan and IM Global Television’s Mark Stern and IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford executive producing. The first season of Time of Death pays homage to the great slasher films of the 1980s. Future seasons will be inspired by the traditions of other horror subgenres.
Here is more, excerpted from a TNT multi-show press release.
TNT’s new Tales from the Crypt horror block is now slated to launch in 2017.
In building the horror block, TNT has ordered a pilot for Time of Death (working title), a seasonal anthology series from IM Global Television. […]
“I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures,” said Shyamalan. “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.”
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. The pilot for Time of Death is written by Guy Busick (Watch Over Me) and newcomer R. Christopher Murphy, with Shyamalan and IM Global Television’s Mark Stern and IM Global Founder and CEO Stuart Ford serving as executive producers. While the first season of Time of Death will pay tribute to the great slasher films of the 1980s, future seasons will be inspired by the traditions of other horror subgenres.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be in business with Night and TNT,” said Stern. “Their enthusiasm for the pilot script has been obvious from the outset, and their Tales from the Crypt block is the perfect home.”
In January, TNT announced that it is teaming up with Shyamalan on this new horror block of terror and suspense to be curated by the Oscar®-nominated writer-director of The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable, and executive producer of the hit series Wayward Pines. The block will feature both short and long-form storytelling, led by the Tales from the Crypt anthology series, which is executive-produced by Shyamalan, his partner at Blinding Edge Pictures, Ashwin Rajan; Endgame’s James Stern; and Aloris Entertainment’s John Santilli and Dan McKinnon.
About IM Global Television
IM Global Television is a full-service television studio that develops, finances, produces, and distributes high-quality scripted dramas for the domestic and international marketplace, with a focus on “genre” programming such as science-fiction, fantasy/supernatural, and thriller, as well as unscripted content. Led by industry veteran President Mark Stern and President of International Distribution and Co-Productions Eli Shibley, IM Global Television has been created with a deep well of experience in television development and production, an innovative business approach, and a solid financial foundation. These assets make IM Global Television uniquely able to team with top-tier creative talent to deliver creative, bold and compelling programming.
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What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Time of Death TV show? Who would you like to see cast? If its ordered to series, will you check it out?