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Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has announced an overall development deal with long time Horror director John Carpenter. Under the new deal, Carpenter will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBC Universal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner. The announcement was made by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP.
“John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,”
said Olmstead. "We are thrilled to have a master of the Horror genre join UCP.”
“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
,” said Carpenter.
UCP and Carpenter are already in development on TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT for SYFY. Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of Horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading. A search for a writer is underway.
Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing NIGHTSIDE, based on the literary series by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel attached to write the script. NIGHTSIDE is 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. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.
We will bring you more on this story as it develops.