12:38pm PT by Rick Porter
Rod Serling Anthology 'Night Gallery' Getting Syfy Update
The late Rod Serling is having a moment: On the heels of a new Twilight Zone going to series at CBS All Access, Syfy is developing an update on Serling's Night Gallery.
Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds) and David Janollari (Midnight, Texas) are behind the reboot, which is in the early stages of development, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. It comes from Universal TV, where Janollari is based, and Universal Cable Productions.
Syfy declined comment.
Night Gallery premiered on NBC in 1969 as a two-hour movie (with one segment directed by Steven Spielberg in his first professional credit) and ran for three seasons starting in 1970-71. Like The Twilight Zone, it was an anthology that featured Serling introducing each story on camera, accompanied by paintings or sculptures representative of the story's themes.
The show leaned more on horror and supernatural occurrences as opposed to the sci-fi trappings of The Twilight Zone.
The new Night Gallery, which aims to tell dark morality tales for the present day, draws from Serling's signature dramatic irony. The show will explore every kind of modern nightmare, including people's fear of the dangers of social media.
Davis is credited as the creator and executive produces with Janollari.