A familiar TV title is likely to be getting airplay again soon, as a show is in the works that revives the iconic name, reports Deadline.com.
But the people behind the new "Tales From the Crypt" are downplaying any connection between it and the HBO show of the same name, which aired for seven years before ending its run 15 years ago.
The new hour-long series would be based on the 1950s EC Comics anthology. Gil Adler, a producer on the HBO "Crypt" series, is working on the new show with "Eureka" co-creator Andrew Cosby.
"It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context," Cosby said. "It’s all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences."
The show will be pitched to broadcast and cable networks. The piece notes that there have been "some rumblings" about interest from HBO sister network Cinemax.