With the success of Twin Peaks - The Return
it would be great if we could see a reboot of Dark Shadows
Hopefully enough time has passed for folks to forget about the horrendous Tim Burton film that turned our beloved series into a joke!! I would love to see a reboot that brought a great quality to the original series but still honored the great characters and atmosphere of Collinwood....
I couldn't agree more. I LOVE Dark Shadows and think it would draw a large viewership if it were rebroadcast on Netflix, etc. I just published an article on Dark Shadows that I think fans of the show would enjoy. Here's a link: https://mgpiety.org/2017/08/10/why-dark-shadows/ Please read to the end of the piece. It may seem at little negative at the beginning, but it gets more positive and ends on a very positive note!
I've always had an idea for a modern version, simplt titled COLLINWOOD that works to the modern day Collins family. You could go crazy with the eternal life folks and have a grreat series. I really should pitch this!
The Originals is ending its run on the CW after this season. With their proposal to air a Lost Boys TV reboot, a good show to pair with that would be a Dark Shadows reboot, which would make Friday nights on the CW great for fans of vampire media.
The CW can also try and land the proposed Vampire Chronicles TV series and have a 30 Days of Night series too, so that beginning in late September, Dark Shadows and The Lost Boys would be the Friday night line-up for 12 weeks, then Vampire Chronicles and 30DN for 13-week seasons in winter, then Dark Shadows and The Lost Boys return in the spring for 11-episode runs to finish their seasons.
A reboot would be fantastic. What would even be better is if they were able to bring back Nancy Barrett as the current Matriarch of the Collins family. Maybe even coax back David Henesy to appear in a few episodes. Of course, the story lines would most likely have to feature David's and Carolyn's children and grandchildren as the main characters. But it would be fun seeing that continuation from the 60s.
If done right, I think a reboot could be very successful, everyone is into vampires and zombies these days, why not witches, werewolves and ghosts? I always thought that the revival series, if done now instead of the '90s, would have had a much better chance of making it - it really was good. In my opinion, it was just done at the wrong time.
Dan's daughter is Tracy Curtis and this can be found on her IMDB bio page:
Tracy and her sister, Cathy Curtis, currently own the rights to the show and they are in the early stages of production with Warner Brothers and Amasia Entertainment to relaunch Dark Shadows for a new generation of viewers.
Does this mean anything in regards to a new series? I've no idea. If so, this must be in the very earliest stages - or maybe this info has been on her IMDB pages for years and this proposal (whatever it may have been) has already fizzled out.
Netflix has just announced that they are going to
make science fiction and fantasy the main genre to
develop new original series in 2018. Given this
announcement it seems like a Dark Shadows reboot should
be given serious consideration.
If it were to be done on The CW, then it would be best for them to wait for Supernatural to eventually come to a close (or at least start to wind down).
I think The CW would allow it to have the most breathing room and have a seasonal run that rivals the original (6 tv seasons); potentially even becoming The CW's next Supernatural b/c of all the characters & stories that could be explored from new and previously existing ideas.
2601:4A:C003:15E0:9C7:6FCE:8D9A:D5A6 wrote: I just published an article on Dark Shadows that I think fans of the show would enjoy. Here's a link: https://mgpiety.org/2017/08/10/why-dark-shadows/ Please read to the end of the piece. It may seem at little negative at the beginning, but it gets more positive and ends on a very positive note!
Loved the article, and your idea for the new DS series. How can we promulgate this idea to the PTB?
Well, these websites are superb. I was watching shows by Andy Yeatman on Netflix but then he stopped working with it and the new content isn’t that great. His content was entertaining and knowledgeable. However, I wonder what I will do without these shows now. It was nice coming across this post.
I'd like to see the show return in the same soap opera format and recreation of the iconic sets. It should just pick up in the present day with a new generation, new stories, and maybe a return of interested original actors, reprising their now elderly characters, rather than replacing them. The original format made it a much more personal show, the visaul style of the soap format, and the ever present troup of actors that play many parts. After a time, those actors on the original show began to feel almost like family.
Since after the 1840 story line, and the return to normal time in 1970, events after 1840 could have been altered in many ways not immediately noticeable--which could have opened up more story possibilities in all time lines, had the show been allowed to continue.
I would loved the idea that posters said about calling it Collinwood with some of the original characters reprising their roles. I would love to see Jeremy Irons take over a Barnabas-type role. Have Netflix produce it.