Welles to ‘host’ new TV series

York stars in first episode

LONDON — Orson Welles, who died in 1985, is being resurrected to front a new TV series.

“Tales From The Black Museum” will be narrated by Welles’ voice taken from the 1952 BBC radio series of the same name, and feature an actor playing the iconic helmer-thesp in silhouette. The plotlines are based on true stories taken from Scotland Yard’s criminal cases.

The show is being exec produced by Harry Alan Towers, who produced the original radio series. Michael York is is set to star in the first episode, which begins lensing March 16.

Towers told Daily Variety there is about £5 million ($7 million) in place from U.K. and Canadian investors to produce an initial 13 shows.

U.S. sales are being handled by Lynch Siderow Productions, U.K. and Canadian sales respectively by Tower of London and Black Museum Films. Harmony Gold has the series internationally.

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