Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected is coming back to television, thanks to the efforts of the Roald Dahl Story Company and The Ink Factory. The new series will be an original anthology, not unlike the old british series (ITV: 1979-1988). That’s according to Deadline, which reported on Tuesday.
Roald Dahl, (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach) himself, hosted the original series. Obviously, that won’t be happening this time around. But, the source material will be the same. The anthology will present collected short stories from Dahl’s great body of work. Most of the original series’ stories were based in the UK (some in the U.S.) with the dark comedic fantasy twists that are Dahl’s signature.
Several writers have been tapped for the anthology series, though the stories they’re adapting have not been revealed. And, there isn’t a plan for broadcasting the series… yet. But, that can’t be far behind. And, fans of Dahl’s books can look forward to the return of the stories they love. After all, “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
We’ll keep you updated on further Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected developments.