Cult classic Tales From the Crypt is returning to TV, confirms TNT President Kevin Reilly.
In a recent interview with Slash Film, he said:
“The anthology will be part of it every week and then there’ll be rotating different serialized original hours.”
The series may also feature fan stories in certain episodes.
“Some of those shorts are going to be crowdsourced ultimately,” Reilly said. “I don’t even think we’ve announced this yet but we are working with Wattpad and ultimately I’d like some material to come from [from viewers]. We have some Guild issues we need to work out on this, but I’d like fan fiction to essentially make its way to our air.”
In a creative move that some fans may not like, the show will feature a brand new Crypt Keeper in the production,
“That’s also a little bit of a legal thing too,” Reilly said. “The rights on this are just a disaster. It’s been a mess trying to sort out. There are so many people that seem to have an ownership position on this. So yeah, that’s both a creative and legal thing.”