Tales From The Crypt, the cult-favorite HBO TV series from the '90's based on the legendary EC comic book, is returning to television courtesy of The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan. Shyamalan will revive the series on TNT as part of a potential block of horror-themed shows, though it will have no connection to the earlier HBO series.
“It is an umbrella for what hopefully will be many shows,” TNT president Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics Association (via Variety). “We’re going to put a variety of different genre shows, some of which may have a weird sense of humor, some of which may be actually downright frightening, some of which may be a unique blend of genres, but all united under the Tales From the Crypt brand. Night is definitely going to direct, most likely the first one, and we’ll see how that evolves.”
One key component that may be missing from the previous TV adaptation is the Crypt Keeper, the ghoulish host of the anthology show's many stories. Reilly said that news about the Crypt Keeper would be saved for "a later announcement."
Tales From The Crypt episodes will be an hour long, and will be bolstered by more series that will join the block in the coming months. It will premiere in fall 2016.