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Tales from the Darkside headed to the small screen

11.12.2013by: Ryan Miller
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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.

Extra Tidbit: Do you guys think CW will do TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE justice?
Source: Deadline

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6:09AM on 11/13/2013
The CW is borrowing the title. And, a person needs to keep in mind that this Tales from the Darkside is not the good old Tales from the Darkside. The creative team is different. And, the producers think that they must borrow the old respected title for some reason. Perhaps, the network needs the respected name as a crutch.

Still, we shall see what we shall see. Do not necessarily discount a show until you've watched it.
The CW is borrowing the title. And, a person needs to keep in mind that this Tales from the Darkside is not the good old Tales from the Darkside. The creative team is different. And, the producers think that they must borrow the old respected title for some reason. Perhaps, the network needs the respected name as a crutch.

Still, we shall see what we shall see. Do not necessarily discount a show until you've watched it.
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10:05PM on 11/12/2013

more TFTDS is GOOD NEWS

hey look at all those Twilight zone remakes, reboots, re-imaginations.... all I can stress is yes, the CW could do this right.... let's just NOT have Christian Slater, Dan Aykroyd or Forest Whitaker host each episode...ok? it doesnt need a host, just a narrator and GREAT opening... I still have not gotten that opening crawl out of my head... nobody knows what the helll I'm talking about when I say "there is an under world, a place that is just as real.. but NOT AS BRIGHTLY LIT" keep that and
hey look at all those Twilight zone remakes, reboots, re-imaginations.... all I can stress is yes, the CW could do this right.... let's just NOT have Christian Slater, Dan Aykroyd or Forest Whitaker host each episode...ok? it doesnt need a host, just a narrator and GREAT opening... I still have not gotten that opening crawl out of my head... nobody knows what the helll I'm talking about when I say "there is an under world, a place that is just as real.. but NOT AS BRIGHTLY LIT" keep that and work on some great stories... really how hard is that?
put the money into the stories....
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