Iconic horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York) and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) have completed a development deal which includes Tales for a Halloween Night, a Syfy series currently in the works. The series will be based on Carpenter’s graphic novel anthology of stories. Also in development is Nightside, with Jill Blotevogel (Scream: The TV Series) on board to write the script based on Simon R. Green’s literary series.
Carpenter’s deal with UCP means he’ll be executive producing scripted programming for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner.
“John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP. “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.
Tales for a Halloween Night Details: Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading. A search for a writer is underway.
Details on Nightside: Nightside is the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.