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The WB Moves Into the Dark Shadows Source: Variety Tuesday, November 11, 2003
The WB is close to making a pilot commitment to a new incarnation of Dark Shadows, the legendary ABC vampire series from producer Dan Curtis. Curtis is teaming up with John Wells to executive produce the new take on "Shadows," being developed by Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Productions for the 2004-05 season as a primetime drama.
Mark Verheiden, the Timecop creator who now serves as co-exec producer of the WB's hit Smallville, is set to write the pilot. Details of the new take are under wraps, with all parties involved declining comment since a formal deal is still being hammered out.
The project would not be the first time Curtis has resurrected Dark Shadows. It aired as an NBC miniseries and series in winter 1991, with Ben Cross playing vampire Collins.
The original series aired on ABC from 1966-71 and focused on the wealthy and mysterious Collins family of Collinsport, Maine. It spawned two feature films.