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Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network continues to cement itself as a go-to hub of genre entertainment. Today the channel announced that it has acquired the rights to air episodes of Freddy's Nightmares, The Twilight Zone, Night Visions, Constantine, and more:
Press Release: Austin, TX (October 1, 2015) - El Rey Network, the 24-hour English-language cable network founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, has finalized an acquisition deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to license the exclusive off-network cable rights for all episodes of the popular series, "Constantine," and "Almost Human," which will make their basic cable debuts beginning November 2015. Also under this multi-year agreement, El Rey Network will acquire several additional high-profile properties rolling out in 2015 and 2016. This includes the basic cable premiere of "Human Target," plus "V: The Series," "Mortal Kombat: Conquest," "Freddy's Nightmares," "The Twilight Zone," "V Miniseries" and "Night Visions."
"We are proud to have these extremely popular »
- Derek Anderson
Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network has acquired off-network cable rights for all episodes of series Constantine and Almost Human in a multiyear deal with Warner Bros Domestic TV Distribution. Both will roll out in November. The network also acquired V: The Series, the V miniseries, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Freddy's Nightmares, The Twilight Zone (2002) and Night Visions. Freddy’s Nightmares and Mortal Kombat also will bow this year on El Rey, with the others premiering in… »
According to The Tracking Board (via Bloody Disgusting), New Line is developing A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot that would disregard the 2010 remake. David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, Orphan, The Walking Dead) is reportedly attached to pen the screenplay, with Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada, and Dave Neustadter set as overseers for the project.
Plot details, casting information, and who would take the director's chair are currently unknown. The legendary Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in eight A Nightmare on Elm Street films as well as the franchise's TV series, Freddy's Nightmares. Jackie Earle Haley was the last to wear the bladed glove onscreen, playing the dream haunter in the 2010 remake.
Should this reboot move forward, it would mark the »
- Derek Anderson
With the recent successes of such TV series as "American Horror Story," "Hannibal" and Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," horror is hot on the small-screen right now -- so much so that in addition to MTV's forthcoming small-screen "Scream" spinoff, TV studios are in the midst of bringing a horde of cinematic fright-film properties to television, ranging from "Shutter Island" to "The Devil's Advocate" to "The Mist." In light of this, I've taken a look back at eight previous horror movie-to-tv translations and analyzed why they hit -- or didn't -- with audiences. "Bates Motel" (A&E) Based on: "Psycho" Aired: 2013-present Why it did (or didn't) work:a great pedigree ("Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse), a terrific cast (Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore) and generally positive critical notices gave "Bates Motel" a sheen of respectability that worked well in this Golden Age of prestige television. The show has so far aired three successful seasons »
- Chris Eggertsen
4 items from 2015
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