Just last week we brought you guys the huge news about The CW's vision of remaking TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE which will have Stephen King's son Joe Hill, along with Alex Kutzman and Roberto Orci set to bring the idea to life. The new take on the classic horror series will probably not appear the same as the original television show, which began in the early 1980's and ended in 1988. George Romero was the driving force behind that version but will this new way still have that flavorful taste of the past? Changes are already being made since the news broke.
Joe Hill recently told MTV the following on what we can expect from his version of the show:
"Well, for starters, the show is just called 'Darkside,' " Hill told MTV News via e-mail. "And it really is a reinvention, not a reboot. My feeling is, in the wake of shows like 'The X-Files' and 'Fringe,' the days when you could do a straightforward horror anthology are over."
So it appears that DARKSIDE will not be going with the anthology format.
"That doesn't mean the show won't embrace some of the anthology aspects of the original. In particular, "Darkside" will still draw on short stories for some of its structure and plots. Hill notes the creators have already discussed authors Neil Gaiman, Kelly Link, and C. Robert Cargill, though no official offers have gone out."
The first season is said to be between 11 and 13 episodes provided that everything goes as planned.