Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by Sawyer, Sep 9, 2019.
Dark Shadows CW, Warner Bros Television Pilot Script Mark B. Perry – Deadline
I was there until I saw 'CW'. I see this becoming another YA targeted, 'beautiful people' relationship drama. With vampires.
I look forward to seeing who they cast as Barnabas Collins. Thank **** Amell's got that wrestling drama coming up.
Part of the original show's charm was the fact that they only had enough money to shoot every scene once, which made it more or less a live show. It didn't matter if the actors forgot a line (Frid was notorious for this), microphones were in the shot, or you could very clearly see the big drums that were used to add smoke or dry ice fog behind the scenery - they had to use the shot.
Somehow when they have a big budget, it's just not the same.
And didn't they already do a reboot back in the 1990s with Ben Cross as Barnabas?
If it's anywhere near The Originals, it's better than you've deserve.
Never saw it.
And a movie with Johnny Depp.
I went into the cinema with such hopes for that
I kind of enjoy the movie in an Addams Family kind of way (plus I loved Elfman's score), but I get why the fans weren't happy.
I never actually saw the old show but I remember really enjoying the revival with Ben Cross. I remember being sad that it didn’t make it. I did see House of Dark Shadows, the film with Frid that was made after the TV show. It was okay, but kind of your run-of-the-mill vampire movie and Barnabas wasn’t very interesting in it. I tried watching the Depp movie and found it an agonizing experience.
I wouldn’t expect much out of this TV show, but maybe it could work.
The movie was a huge misstep. Fans wanted a straight adaptation and they got a campy comedy that basically made fun of the show.
Depp would have been great as Barnabas in a serious retelling. They sure missed their chance.
Sadly, that was still within his Jack Sparrow phase, so he was a terrible choice.