John Carpenter's Tales for a Halloween Night anthology series coming to SyFy

This has got to be the coolest news we've heard in quite sometime around here. Turns out the master of horror himself John Carpenter just signed a deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP) which will see Carpenter executive produce scripted programming for networks and streaming services!

John Carpenter on the new deal with UCP:

I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. On one hand, it’s a return home to Universal where I have fond memories, and on the other, it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming.

Carpenter is already developing a series based on his graphic novel horror anthology series TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT for SyFy and the search has begun for a writer on the project.

SyFy & John Carpenter's TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT rundown:

Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading. 

On top of that, Carpenter is also developing a series based on author Simon R. Green's New York Times bestselling series NIGHTSIDE. That project already has Jill Blotevogel (SCREAM: THE TV SERIES) attached to write the script.

NIGHTSIDE rundown:

Based on the literary series by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, Nightside is the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.

TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT and NIGHTSIDE are the newest additions to UCP's horror TV series line-up, which includes THE SINNER, and THE PURGE TV SERIES we told you guys about a while back.

How excited are YOU for John Carpenter's two new horror TV shows? I can barely contain my excitement over here so make sure to let us know what YOU think of TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT and NIGHTSIDE on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Extra Tidbit: Have you read TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT yet?
Source: Deadline



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