John Carpenter is developing a new Halloween-themed anthology series for the Syfy network based on his Tales for a HalloweeNight graphic novel compilations.
Variety reports that Carpenter has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions (UCP), under which he will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner and wife, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner.
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, the series brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, and all the things that go bump in the night. 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 Scream TV series co-creator Jill Blotevogel attached to write the script. In the series, Nightside is the secret heart of London where creatures of the night congregate.
“John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,” said Dawn Olmstead, executive vice president of development at UCP. “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,” Carpenter said. “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.”
Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3 will be released on October 10.
John Carpenter is also currently overseeing the rebirth of Michael Myers as executive producer of the new Halloween movie, scheduled to arrive in theaters on Oct. 19, 2018.
Check out the official cover art by Tim Bradstreet, as well as a preview panel by Richard P. Clark, for John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3 below!
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