Post by Graveyardbride on Sept 17, 2019 16:18:13 GMT -5
Dark Shadows Sequel in Development at CW
A new entry in the world of Dark Shadows is in the works at The CW. Based on the original series created by Dan Curtis, the one-hour drama, Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, is described as a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying and sexy saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, – a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blue blood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.
Mark B. Perry is assigned to write and produce the project. Tracy and Cathy Curtis will assist in production along with Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo and Tracy Mercer of Amasia Entertainment.
The original Dark Shadows aired on ABC from 1966 to 1971 for in excess of 1,200 episodes. The series featured a wide variety of supernatural storylines and creatures, but is best remembered for vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid.
The cult classic inspired two feature films starring much of the original cast. The show was then briefly revived at NBC in the early 90s, while a pilot for a new take on the series was produced at CW predecessor The WB in 2004. Johnny Depp then starred as Barnabas in a 2012 film adaptation that took on more of a comedic tone rather than the dark tone of the original series.