ATLANTA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is to curate a new 2-hour block of terror and suspense programming, including a remake of Tales from the Crypt, for TNT.
The block will feature both short and long-form storytelling. It is set to premiere this fall.
"This is a new genre for us in our series efforts and a great chance to partner with M. Night Shyamalan, whose blockbuster hit The Visit reminded movie audiences and critics this past summer that he truly is a master of horror," Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement Thursday. "This 2-hour horror block demonstrates not only TNT's commitment to working with today's top talents, but also our strategy to stand out in today's marketplace by challenging the conventional rules of programming and scheduling."
"I couldn't be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and the entire TNT team in this unique endeavor," added Shyamalan. "To be part of such a beloved brand like Tales from the Crypt, something I grew up watching, and to also have the chance to push the boundaries of genre television as a whole, is an inspiring opportunity that I can't wait to dive into."
Shyamalan's films include The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village and Lady in the Water. He also was the executive producer of the TV series Wayward Pines.