Stranger Things Season 2 Has M. Knight Shyamalan Eyeing a Director’s Role

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M. Knight Shyamalan's seen Stranger Things and it looks like he wants in.

The Duffer brothers made their television debut as writers in M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward before moving on to make Netflix's massively successful 80's mash-up science fiction series Stranger Things, and now Shyamalan wants to repay the two by joining the team for its second season on the internet streaming service. Speaking with the Digital Spy, Shyamalan revealed how much he wants to direct an episode of Stranger Things season 2.

"My boys who do Stranger Things, they did Wayward Pines for me," the director recalled. "They were round my house and I was like, 'Well, you can hire me back guys!'"

According to Shyamalan, this is just one of the many things he has planned for television, revealing that he has "a bunch of TV shows (he's) working on," one of which includes the reboot of Tale from the Crypt, a cult series from the 90's.

"I love the comics [which inspired the original series] - that show was a big deal to me... it was taboo, it was like porn! In my immigrant house, I had to go to my friend's house to watch Tales from the Crypt, so it represented a huge thing for me," the Hollywood director revealed.

Fans might be a bit wary of Shyamalan because of his track record on major film adaptations like the one for animated series Aang: The Last Airbender and if given the chance to direct an episode of Stranger Things or given the chance to do a reboot of Tales from theCrypt the results might end the same. But who knows, Shyamalan actually might do better on the small screen. Let's wait and see what happens.

Stranger Things season 2 premieres sometime in 2017 while Shyamalan's newest film, Split premieres on Jan. 20 this year.

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