The second season of Shudder’s horror anthology series Creepshow begins shooting next month. And today we hear via Deadline that the first season will be coming to AMC later this year before the launch of the second season on Shudder.
COO Ed Carroll said: “There’s absolute crossover between the brand and the content on some of our linear channels and OTT services. We think that [Creepshow] will be successful on AMC but will also then build audiences for the season two launch back on Shudder.”
Creepshow is based on the classic written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. It’s Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series, and it was a hit with members and critics alike. The series is rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was called one of the “10 best shows on TV right now“ by Paste Magazine. More than 50% of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, and the show has also helped drive record growth for the streaming service.
Season one of Creepshow stars David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi (Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural) and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others. Nicotero’s Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX GROUP will again serve as creature creators.
It is produced by the Cartel, Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment. Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, Eric Woods, Greg Nicotero, Brian Witten, Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, Jordan Kizwani, Russell Binder, and Marc Mostman are executive producers.