CW Orders ‘Tales From the Darkside,’ ‘Cordon,’ ‘Dead People’ Drama Pilots

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The CW has picked up its first three pilots of the 2015-16 cycle, handing orders to a reinvention of “Tales From the Darkside,” a project from “The Originals” and “Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec and a ghost vehicle from “Californication” creator Tom Karpinos and Bad Robot.

“Cordon” revolves around an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving some people stuck on the outside of a large city quarantine. It’s based on a Belgian series.

Plec and helmer David Nutter are exec producing for Warner Bros. TV. Carl Joos created the original series for Eyeworks, which is now part of WBTV.

“Tales From the Darkside” is a reboot of the fantasy-thriller anthology series from the 1980s. Joe Hill wrote the pilot script and exec produces for CBS TV Studios with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin, as well as Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod.

The original series, which aired in syndication from 1984 to 1988, was known for adaptations of horror works by Clive Barker, Stephen King and other heavyweights of the genre.

Warner Bros. TV’s “Dead People” centers on an alcoholic cab driver who gains the ability to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife, after a near-death experience. Karpinos wrote and is exec producing with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot banner.

Karpinos also has a drama project in contention at Fox, “Lucifer,” based on a DC Comics property.

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  1. Cindy says:

    Who’s the director?

  2. Hkphill says:

    It’s “Kapinos” not Karpinos

  3. JOE S HILL says:

    Stop wasting our time with remakes,already! “TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE” was already made,,it did its time,during its 1984-1987 syndicated years,and the 1990 movie-why on earth do we need to see a remake of this series? that was done with “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” from 1985 to 1989.and that awful
    piece of crap remake of “THE OUTER LIMITS” from 1995 to 2000-to say nothing of UPN’s 2002 remake of “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” with Forest Whitaker-ALL terrible! please don’t waste our time with anymore remakes-they’re boring!!

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