A Sequel to “Dark Shadows” is Coming to The CW

Johnny Depp in "Dark Shadows"

Do you remember Dark Shadows?

Back in 1966, vampires, ghosts, and zombies had their own slot on daytime television in the form of the rather campy soap opera.

In 2012, Corpse Bride director Tim Burton cast his frequent collaborator Johnny Depp in a cinematic remake of the series, with the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald actor taking on the lead role of vampire Barnabas Collins.

Now, Dark Shadows will be heading back to the small screen, courtesy of a sequel series being developed at The CW entitled Dark Shadows: Resurrections.

“As a first-generation fan, it’s been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the ’80s when Next Generation was announced, so I’m beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection,” writer Mark B. Perry said in a statement.

“And while I could never hope to fill [original creator] Dan Curtis’ very large shoes, I do aspire to carry them a little farther into the future. I also want to reassure the fans of the original that this version will treat the show’s mythology with the same reverence given to Star Trek, but will also make the show accessible for audiences who aren’t yet familiar with the macabre world of the Collinses.”

That deserves a blood toast!