John Carpenter has closed a development deal with Universal Cable Productions to executive produce ‘scripted programming’ for the company. First-up is Tales For A Halloween Night, a horror show for SyFy based on Carpenter’s graphic-novel anthology of horror stories. Carpenter is also developing Nightside, which is based on the book series by Simon R. Green. Jill Blotevogel is attached to write the script for the latter, while the former has no writer as of yet.
Speaking of the deal, Carpenter said: “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.”
It’ll be interesting to see if these hit the screen. Carpenter has been attached to a lot of things as producer (not as writer or director) over the last couple of years and not a lot has come to fruition. However, Tales For A Halloween Night sounds like a pretty neat concept – I hope we get to see it.