Sequel Series To Dark Shadows In The Works At The CW

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If you’re a fan of supernatural stories, then you probably heard of Dark Shadows. 

No, I’m not talking the less-than-stellar 2012 remake by Tim Burton that starred Johnny Depp. (Not the best movie, but good soundtrack.)

I’m talking about the Gothic soap opera that aired from 1966-71 on ABC. The original series only had a cult following, but it’s remained beloved staple of the past for those interested in such things.

There have been attempts over the years to revive. As mentioned, there was the Tim Burton movie in 2012. There was also a short-lived NBC series in 1991 and an unaired pilot of the CW’s predecessor the WB.

According to Deadline, The CW is looking to make a sequel series to the original series. The pilot will be written by Mark B. Perry (Revenge). Tracy and Cathy Curtis, the daughters of original series creator Dan Curtis, will produce along with Amasia Entertainment’s Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo and Tracy Mercer.

The series will be titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation.

The series, no matter the incarnation, follows the trials and tribulations of the Collins family. These blue bloods that hail from Collinsport, Maine carry a curse that attracts supernatural beings and occurrences to them. One of their family’s ancestors (and most popular character of the series) Barnabas Collins is a vampire.

Dark Shadows: Reincarnation would presumably debut during the 2020-2021 television season if picked up.

Bec Heim