Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Dark Shadows sequel series that would continue the events of the original show is in development at The CW.
The new series, titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, will work as a modern update of the show which aired on ABC from 1966-1971 and still feature the supernatural Collins family.
Mark B. Perry (Revenge, Ghost Whisperer), a fan of the original series, is penning the pilot and is executive producing alongside Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo and Tracy Mercer of Amasia Entertainment.
Tracy and Cathy Curtis, the daughters of series creator Dan Curtis, are also executive producing.
Dark Shadows originally starred Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barett, Joan Bennett, Louis Edmonds, David Selby, Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Henesy and Lara Parker.
"As a first-generation fan, it's been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the '80s when Next Generation was announced, so I'm beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection," Perry told Deadline in a statement.
"I also want to reassure the fans of the original that this version will treat the show's mythology with the same reverence given to Star Trek, but will also make the show accessible for audiences who aren't yet familiar with the macabre world of the Collinses," he continued.