A “Dark Shadows” Sequel Series is in Development

Mark B. Perry is working on a sequel series to the cult classic TV soap opera Dark Shadows.

The one-hour drama will be based on the original series created by Dan Curtis. 

Dark Shadows: Reincarnation will be a modern-day continuation of the strange, terrifying saga of the Collins family of Collinsport, Maine — a mysterious, influential, publicity-shy group hiding a ghastly secret: For the past 400 years, they’ve lived under a curse that bedevils their blueblood with every imaginable supernatural creature and horror.

Re-imagining Dark Shadows has been a life-long dream for Perry who said in a statement, “As a first-generation fan, it’s been a dream of mine to give Dark Shadows the Star Trek treatment since way back in the ’80s when Next Generation was announced, so I’m beyond thrilled and humbled to be entrusted with this resurrection.”

Curtis’ daughters Tracy and Cathy Curtis added that hearing Perry’s plans for the remake exceeded all expectations.

“My expectations were surpassed when she introduced us to Mark and I heard his incredible take. I felt my father was watching from above and smiling down on us. Tracy and I couldn’t be happier to have Mark take viewers back to Collinwood. Mark has opened up our father’s universe with fresh storylines and new characters that will delight original fans even as they thrill younger viewers.”

Perry will write the pilot and serve as executive producer with Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo and Tracy Mercer, alongside Tracy Curtis and Cathy.