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Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin is developing a new TV series for HBO entitled Captain Cosmos. The author has an overall development deal with the network, but, for those fans worried that this will take time away from his sixth Game of Thrones book, the series isn't expected to be a big time commitment for the writer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. We reported last month that the author is skipping a number of conventions this year, including Comic-Con, to focus on his long-awaited Game of Thrones book entitled The Winds of Winter.
Michael Cassutt, a writer and executive producer on Syfy's Z Nation, is writing the pilot script. The story centers on a young sci-fi writer in 1949, in the dawn of the TV age, who spends his time creating stories that no one else would dare to tell. No further details were given regarding the plot at this time. »
"...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a darkside." This underworld can now expect its first visitor, as the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside, a project that was recently given a pilot order from The CW, has now cast its lead.
Deadline reports that Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) has signed on for the central role in The CW's pilot for the Tales From the Darkside reboot. The original series was episodic and featured a new set of characters in each installment, but in the reboot, we can expect to see one character appear in every episode, one who has ties to The Darkside. This character, named Newman, will be played by Lemche. Newman is "a weathered and tortured young man... the guide »
- Derek Anderson
In development since November 2013, The CW Network has officially ordered a pilot for their Tales from the Darkside reboot. Joe Hill, the author of Horns, Locke & Key and the son of celebrated novelist Stephen King, is writing the pilot script and executive producing alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The original horror anthology series, which was created by George A. Romero, ran for four seasons on CBS between 1984 and 1988. It was later adapted for the big screen in 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie. Each episode of the show told an individual short story with a twist, in the same vein as other programs such as Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Crypt. The show typically stayed within the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres, but certain episodes featured more dark comedy or lighthearted themes.
“…there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit… a darkside.” Brought to life by living dead legend George A. Romero, anthology series Tales From the Darkside was The Twilight Zone of the 1980’s, delivering stories brimming with horror, science fiction, and dark humor into living rooms from ’84–’88, and continuing to bring the chills and thrills decades later as reruns. Since 2013, a reboot of Tales From the Darkside has been in the works, but now The CW has made it official by ordering the pilot episode.
Deadline reports that an hour-long Tales From the Darkside pilot has been ordered by The CW for their 2015–’16 schedule. The reimagining of Tales From the Darkside was penned by Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key), who will executive produce the project along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, and Jerry Golod. »
- Derek Anderson
4 items from 2015
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