A pair of unofficial but very authentic looking teasers for TNT and M. Night Shyamalan’s revamp of Tales from the Crypt have found their way online.
Neither video offers much information in terms of what the show, which hit a snag during production due to rights issues, may look like. The first, which can be seen above, features Shyamalan talking about his vision for the show. Both Tales from the Crypt and the Crypt Keeper are close to Shyamalan’s heart and said it was the dark, witty tone of the original show that drew him to the source material in the first place. The original Tales from the Crypt ran from 1989 to 1996 on HBO, but the show was based on the popular comic series from EC Comics that ran from 1950 to 1955.
In terms of the Crypt Keeper, one of the most iconic and beloved characters within horror who got his own cartoon series from ABC in 1993, Shyamalan said he’ll definitely play a big part in both the Tales from the Crypt series and the horror block TNT has planned.
“He’s someone that draws us in like the dark Walt Disney,” Shyalaman says in the video while talking about the horror block.
TNT first announced it had partnered with Shyamalan to create a block of horror-centric programming April 2016. Tales from the Crypt would be the focal point of the evening, but it would also include two new series called Creatures and Time of Death, an anthology show. Shyamalan would serve as the narrator and curator of the block, but would also oversee the Tales from the Crypt reboot.
The second video that has popped up alongside the featurette starring Shyamalan is a more traditional trailer promoting Tales from the Crypt that the network may use in the future. It’s got all the markings of a traditional horror series, including a disturbing set, blood curdling screams and the famous chuckle that accompanies the Crypt Keeper.
Neither of these videos are available on TNT’s official channel, but both seem pretty authentic. Polygon has reached out to TNT for comment.
There is currently no concrete release date for Tales from the Crypt.