Back in 2016, it was announced that TNT was teaming up with M. Night Shyamalan to develop a new block of horror programming, which included a reboot of the horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt, which originally aired on HBO from 1989–1996. While the revamp of the series had received a 10-episode order and it seemed like we'd see "a newly reinvented Crypt Keeper", it's now been revealed that the reboot is not moving forward at the network.

In an interview with Deadline, TNT and TBS President Kevin Reilly discussed how legal issues caused the Tales from the Crypt reboot to lose momentum at the network:

“That one got really caught up in a complete legal mess unfortunately with a very complicated underlying rights structure. We lost so much time, so I said, ‘Look, I’m not waiting around four years for this thing’. Maybe that will come back around but in the meantime, Ridley Scott had come up, who has so much creative enthusiasm.”

Although there seems to be little to no chance of the Tales from the Crypt reboot coming to fruition, Reilly mentioned that TNT could potentially still do a block of horror programming sometime down the line, and he also expressed his excitement to collaborate with Ridley Scott on a sci-fi block of programming that could launch in 2018.

Specific series for the sci-fi block of programming have yet to be revealed, and the extent of Scott's involvement remains to be seen, but we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on the future of sci-fi and horror on TNT. Are you disappointed that the Tales from the Crypt reboot isn't moving forward? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Deadline
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