Note the yin-yang-ity of the title above. TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE = Awesome. CW = purveyors of everything douchily mediocre. Name one good current CW show that is not exceedingly emo douchey. I might agree with you if you said ARROW, but only season two. Season one was a miserable excuse for a television show. This season is actually pretty good so far as amazing as that might seem.
So when the news comes (via DEADLINE) that they are set to reboot TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, I find myself with mixed emotions. The real kicker here is the creative team, specifically the writer. JOE HILL. For those of you not familiar with JOE HILL, he is STEPHEN KING’S son and has brought all sorts of great horror fiction including one of the best comic book series of the last decade, LOCKE & KEY. Seriously, if you have never read LOCKE & KEY it is totally worth it.
Along with Hill comes the duo of ALEX KURTZMAN and BOB ORCI who most recently worked on the popular SLEEPY HOLLOW on FOX. I was not a huge fan of the show, but hopefully bringing the flair of JOE HILL will make this reboot something special. I’ll leave it up to The CW to not cast a bunch of anorexic skinny jean wearing 19 year olds and it would be a good start.
On a side note, all of the MWTVG superfan studio execs who are reading this right now take note: Please reboot TALES FROM THE CRYPT. The timing couldn’t be more perfect and the Cryptkeeper has been buried for way too long.