Oh glorious day! Horror-meister, moodmaster creator of Halloween, writer/director extraordinaire, musician, and composer — whatever you like to call him, John Carpenter is aces at these all things he does, so it’s thrilling to hear he’s taking on a new series at Syfy. Based on his graphic novels with producing partner and spouse Sandy King, Tales for a Halloween Night will feature some of its short stories anthologized for television. The search for a scriptwriter is on; Carpenter and King will develop and produce the show.
Additionally, the pair is working on a second show based on British science fiction/fantasy author, Simon R. Green’s Nightside series (12 books) about a private investigator who looks into (or for) things in London’s fantastical underworld (Nightside), where “nightmares come alive” and people move through timeslips — distortions in space and time. Writer, Jill Blotevogel (Scream [series], Ravenswood, Eureka) will pen that series.
Both shows fall under a deal made with UPC (Universal Cable Productions); all we need now is some great casting news for each. I think I know a certain actor friend who’d be perfect in any John Carpenter production …