Nellie Andreeva

After successfully rebooting Whose Line Is It Anyway last summer, the CW is looking to bring back another half-hour series this coming summer. The network has teamed with producers Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and writer Joe Hill for Tales From The Darkside, a reinvention of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series by George A. Romero. Hill will write the project, which will keep the original series’ 30-minute format, for a summer run consideration. Hill, Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman and Orci’s K/O Paper Products is based. The project reunites Kurtzman and Orci with Hill, son of horror master Stephen King. The three previously worked together on Locke & Key, a drama adaptation of Hill’s graphic novel, which went to pilot at Fox. Tales From The Darkside, which is in the vein of other genre anthology series like Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales From The Crypt, had a four-year syndicated run and is owned by CBS TV Studios sibling CBS TV Distribution. (You can watch the intro below.) CAA-repped Kurtzman and Orci, executive producers of Fox’s breakout drama Sleepy Hollow, have two other broadcast projects in development through their CBS TV Studios deal — a high concept drama with writer Nick Santora and director Justin Lin, which has a put pilot commitment at CBS, and a sibling terrorist drama at the CW. Hill is with Hotchkiss & Assoc.

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