Let's get the bad news out of the way first shall we? Of all the networks that could bring this one back to life it has to be CW, who will be reinventing the classic anthology series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. While I'm not one to dismiss a project until seeing the final product, this one screams disappointment. I hope I'm wrong, but for now I'll just sit here comfortably on the fence if you don't mind. Okay, so what's the good news? According to Deadline, CW has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill to adapt the show—that's one hell of a talented team, and perhaps the one thing that could really make TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE worthy of a reboot.
CW's TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE will be a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration. Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products is based. The project reunites Kurtzman and Orci with Hill, son of horror master Stephen King. The three previously worked together on Locke & Key, a drama adaptation of Hill’s graphic novel, which went to pilot at Fox.
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, which is in the vein of other genre anthology series like AMAZING STORIES, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE OUTER LIMITS and TALES FROM THE CRYPT, had a four-year syndicated run and is owned by CBS TV Studios sibling CBS TV Distribution.