We’ve all been wondering what “indefinite hiatus” means in regard to the planned reboot of Tales from the Crypt. Today, TNT chief creative officer Kevin Reilly spoke with Deadline to clear some things up for fans. And, that clarity doesn’t bode well for those of us who have really been dying to see a fresh iteration of the show.
Reilly gets relatively in depth in regards to the potholes that sound unavoidable.
“The underlying rights to the classic, vintage property are complicated, Reilly tells Deadline. “TNT and others have been pursuing a solution for more than a year, with significant progress being made. We look forward to the potential for further active development of this valuable franchise once the clearance process is fully resolved.”
The real question now becomes: will there still be fever pitch buzz by the time the show does find itself in motion again… or if it does find itself in motion again.
“It’s been fun with lawyers, it’s been really fun. We did not know from the get-go or else we would not have announced it and made a big deal out of it. But in fact there were rights. It is among the most — if not the most — complicated rights structure I’ve ever seen in my career, and we had no idea as we got into it. It became a nightmare. So we said, ‘Fine.’ If and when this gets cleaned up, we’ll revisit.”
It could be a lengthy wait. We’ll keep you updated!