Horror director John Carpenter has signed a new production deal with Universal Cable Productions and the first project is a new series titled ‘Tales For A Halloween Night’ for SyFy Network which will air on the Network. He and his producing partner Sandy King will Exec Produce and develop the project to series.
UCP made the official announcement today.
UCP and Carpenter are currently in development with Syfy on Tales For A Halloween Night, based on Carpenter’s graphic-novel anthology of horror stories. A writer search is underway.
Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing Nightside, based on the literary series by Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) attached to write the script.
“John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,” said Olmstead. “We are thrilled to have a master of the horror genre join UCP.”
“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,” said Carpenter.
Hell to the YES! Any influence from John Carpenter towards horror on TV is awesome. It’s starting to look like SyFy might need a name change with all the horror shows they are bringing these days.