It ain’t easy getting into the premier cable television series racket… the competition is maddening! There are currently more networks than ever looking to assemble an A-List cast and cobble together some feature film-quality cinematography to get a taste of those sweet, sweet ratings and awards season buzz. After decades of airing reruns of ER and Hondo, TNT is looking to enter the game with The Alienist, a period crime drama based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. Frankly, they couldn’t have picked a stronger source text for such an undertaking, and they’ve spared no expense with the talent and production values of the show. The pilot episode, entitled “The Boy on the Bridge” reveals a series which- on the surface- looks like it might hold up next to the offerings of TNT’s more experienced competitors, while simultaneously displaying some warning signs about its long-term performance.
It’s been an amazing summer for Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine. Wonder Woman, which was directed by Jenkins and featured Pine as Steve Trevor, became one of the highest critically rated superhero movies of all time and the highest grossing entry in the DC superhero extended universe by a long shot. Early rumors suggest that both Jenkins and Pine will return to collaborate on 2019’s Wonder Woman 2; but today’s breaking news means that they will now be working together much sooner than we could have expected! read more
Back in February, the interwebz, and a lot of our fellow horror news sites, went ga-ga over the release of a “new trailer” for what many hoped to be the triumphant return of the Tales from the Crypt anthology series that we all loved in the late 80’s/early 90’s.
As cool as the trailer looked, we decided to do a little digging before posting it up and claiming that all was soon to be right with the world of television-based anthology horror (see our original story by clicking here). Unfortunately, it appears that our hesitation was not in vein as TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that the reboot is all but dead. read more
In a move that won’t make fans of the vampire genre happy, Deadline is reporting that TNT is deciding against proceeding with the series based on 2008’s acclaimed film Let the Right One In. The drama, which was based on the film as well as the 2008 popular novel by author John Ajvide Lidnquist, had been picked up to pilot back in August but never went into production. The series was to be written by Jeff Davis, who created television hits Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds.
While TNT has passed, Tomorrow Studios is continuing to shop the series to other networks and outlets. Let the Right One In is based on the 2008 vampire film, a critically-acclaimed hit in 2008 which follows a young boy, bullied by his classmates, who sparks a friendship with an enigmatic female newcomer. Her appearance in the small Vermont town coincides with a series of grisly murders that confound and alarm law enforcement. Lundquist would go on to adapt his novel as a screenplay for the film, and it’s unknown at this time whether he’d have a hand in the television series as well. Davis will executive produce with Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements (among others.) Kristine Froseth is attached to star in the role of Eli. read more
From 1989 to 1996, HBO kept horror fans glued to their network with their take on EC Comics’ classic Tales from the Crypt series. For seven years and 93 episodes, the Crypt Keeper introduced different tales of terror into our homes and we gobbled it up and begged for more. Boasting a huge list of notable guest stars, the series was a hit until it had eventually run its course with the network.
Fast forward to mid-2016 and film icon M. Night Shyamalan was announced as the new head of the series that was greenlit by TNT Network for 10 episodes to air in 2017. Horror fans rejoiced and danced in the streets! However, by the end of 2016, the show was reportedly mired in legal issues with problems securing rights and then word made its way around about possible budgeting issues at TNT as well. Horror fans were now despondent… read more
Euros Lyn is set to direct TNT’s pilot episode of Let the Right One In according to a news report from Deadline.
The award-winning Welsh director is best known for his work on Doctor Who and 2014’s Happy Valley. His most recent work includes two episodes of the Netflix hit series, Daredevil.
Let the Right One In is based on the blockbuster novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. The story follows a young boy who finds friendship with a female vampire who appears to be near his age.
The title has gained a huge following thanks to the success it has had in many different mediums. What originally started out has a novel has grown into two different movies, a theater play, a comic book, and now a TV show. We will keep you updated as more news breaks. read more
Deadline reported today that Kristine Froseth (Rebel in the Rye) has been cast in TNT’s upcoming pilot based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s best selling novel “Let the Right One In.” Froseth will play vampire Eli, who was previously portrayed by Lina Leandersson in 2008’s Swedish movie adaptation of the same name, and Chloë Grace Moretz in 2010’s American adaptation Let Me In.
The story follows a young boy named Henry who is bullied by classmates, when he befriends a girl named Eli, who has recently moved to town. A series of murders begin occurring following Eli’s arrival, which draws the attention of local law enforcement. read more
M. Night Shyamalan’s new Tales from the Crypt series has gotten official 10-episode order on TNT. The anthology series, based on the original EC Comics, will feature a reinvented Crypt Keeper and has a working title of Time of Death. The series will launch in 2017.
Shyamalan said, “I’m really thrilled about the way this horror block is coming together with the addition of Time of Death and Creatures. That such a beloved property like Tales from the Crypt is launching our evening makes it an even more unique and exciting opportunity. Across the board, the level of talent has been very inspiring.” read more