El Rey Network Adding Freddy’s Nightmares to Their Schedule

Freddy Krueger in Freddy's Nightmares

El Rey Network is adding the horror anthology series Freddy’s Nightmares to their schedule, which originally ran for two seasons, 1988 to 1990. Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in this series, which ran for a total of 44 episodes, with its directors including Mick Garris, Tom McLoughlin (Jason Lives), Dwight Little (Halloween 4), Ken Wiederhorn (Return of the Living Dead 2) and more.

El Rey nabbed Freddy’s Nightmares as part of a new multi-year acquisition deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television. Also included in the deal are the shows Constantine and Almost Human, which will start airing on El Rey in November, and Mortal Kombat: Conquest, which will be on the network by the end of 2015. The original V mini-series, the recent V revival, the 2002 version of The Twilight Zone and Night Visions will follow in 2016, with more to come in the future.

Based on the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, “Freddy’s Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street the Series” is an anthology show hosted by Freddy Krueger. Krueger sometimes appeared in the episodes, but often he just hosted the strange, “Twilight Zone”-like stories about the residents of Springwood’s nightmares. Episodes consist of two stories, usually with a small character from the first half of the episode becoming the focus of the second half. In an unusual move for an anthology series, many episodes had sequels that documented the further adventures of characters who had appeared in previous episodes.