Remaking classic television shows and films is a very popular thing these days, especially with networks and streaming services competing for content. One of these shows that is looking for another chance to rise again is Dark Shadows. This was originally a Gothic soap opera that aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971. In 1991 the series was re-imagined by NBC and then in 2012 it became a fantasy horror comedy film that was directed by Tim Burton and starred Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, and Eva Green. Now it looks like Dark Shadows is ready to make its return to television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The CW and Warner Bros. Television are developing a modern take on the cult classic Gothic soap opera. This new version would be titled, Dark Shadows: Reincarnation and would be a present-day continuation of the story that follows the supernaturally afflicted Collins family. Fan of the franchise Mark B. Perry is writing the pilot for the series. He will also serve as the executive producer along with Amasia Entertainment’s Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo and Tracy Mercer. Also joining them will be Tracy and Cathy Curtis, who are the daughters of the original series creator Dan Curtis.
The series is being described as a continuation of “the strange, terrifying and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine.” The Collins are a mysterious, influential group that have been cursed for the last four hundred years. Their blue blood is bedeviled with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.
I look forward to seeing this property on television again. Are you a fan of Dark Shadows? Would you like to see it on The CW? Let us know in the comment section below!
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter