By Josef Adalian
“Sleepy Hollow” producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are teaming with author Joe Hill (“Locke & Key”) to resurrect the eighties TV horror anthology series “Tales from the Darkside,” Vulture hears.
The CW has been looking to develop a new take on the syndicated series for a while now, and with Hill, Kurtzman and Orci on board, the network has ordered a script for the project. The CW is also poised to move quickly on the project: If it likes the script, the network could air the reboot as soon as this summer. Like the original George A. Romero-created series, the new “Tales” episodes will be 30 minutes long, episodes will be self-contained and every minute will be designed to scare the hell out of viewers.
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Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin, and Jerry Golod will also serve as exec producers on the project, with Hill writing the script. The CW’s already proven it can scare up good rating in the summer with retro fare: Its new take on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” was a big success. OK, Fox: Ball’s in your court to bring back “The X-Files.”