Former Public Enemy hypeman turned reality TV star Flavor Flav, and director Deon Taylor have confirmed an agreement to continue their BET movie Nite Tales as an anthology TV series.
The original movie aired on BET this past Halloween and is currently set for a DVD release on February 3.
Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter, director Den Taylor describes the new show as a cross between Tales From the Crypt and The Twilight Zone.
Flavor Flav, whose movie role was similar to the “Cyrptkeeper” narrator of the former series, will reprise his character for the television show.
Since younger audiences are likely not familiar with these older programs, Taylor states that the new series will specifically target those demographics.
If the show does well, a new Nite Tales movie will premier every year, similar to the popular Saw movie series.
The first film, Terminated, written by Thomas H. Fenton (Saw IV), is expected to be released this year in theaters.
Nite Tales the cable series will debut today (January 26) at the National Association of Television Program Executives’ 2009 Market and Conference in Las Vegas.
At press time, BET’s Nite Tales is tentatively scheduled to premier this year as a weekly series.