Horror master John Carpenter has signed a new deal with Universal Cable Productions to bring us a new TV series titled Tales for a Halloween Night, which he will be developing for Syfy. Carpenter will executive produce the project, alongside his productions partner, Sandy King, who will create scripted programming for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s cable-focused studio, outside networks and streaming services.
Carpenter on his partnership:
“I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. 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.“
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.
This sounds cool as hell. Stay tuned for more on this story as we get it.