Legendary writer/director/composer John Carpenter has recently inked a deal with Universal Cable Productions to develop his graphic novel Tales for a Halloween Night into a series for the SyFy channel according to Deadline.
Dawn Olmstead, executive VP of development for UCP said, “John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams. We are thrilled to have a master of the horror genre join UCP.”
Carpenter is also developing with Nightside with UCP, a fantasy novel series by Simon R. Green. described as “the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine.” Nightside is being scripted by Jill Blotevogel of Scream: The TV Series.
John Carpenter commented on the partnership, “I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. On one hand it’s a return home to Universal, where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming.”
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