Tales From The Crypt To Return To TV

But not as an anthology series

Tales From The Crypt is set to return to TV, but not as an anthology series, according to Deadline .

The show, based on the 1950s EC Horror Comics, originally ran for seven series on HBO from 1989 to 1996, and spawned two spin-off movies. Each episode was a self-contained story introduced by the Cryptkeeper (left)

Now, Gil Adler, producer on the original series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Eureka and co-founder of comic book publisher, are planning a new hour-long Crypt series, but one that would have running characters and storylines.

“It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context,” says Cosby. “It’s all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences.”

A detailed pitch and a bible for the new Crypt series have been completed, and the producers will now begin shopping it round the networks, trying to find a home (apparently, HBO is interested again, so it could end up being a truly gory horror series).