Remember how great Tales from the Crypt was as a weekly anthology series on HBO back in the day? Us too! Which is why this reboot version of Crypt sounds positively uninteresting. Rather than bring back the Cryptkeeper for another go-around, the producers are hoping to make it more of a series. With characters. From the source comic. Even though the source comic only has three characters. Confused yet?

You won't get much relief. Original Crypt producer Gil Adler and Eureka producer Andrew Cosby want the show to stand on its own. "It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context," Cosby said. "It's all about continually elevating the genre, for both existing fans of the source material and mainstream audiences."

No network is involved yet, but Deadline hears that Cinemax could take a stab at bringing Crypt back.

[via Deadline]