Critters Ready to Bite Back
I love the Critters franchise, for better or worse. That being said, this latest bit of news tickles all the right places! Read on for the early details of what will be the long awaited return of the Crites.
According to THR Warner Bros. is raising the curtain on its digital production unit. The studio has named the division Blue Ribbon Content and unveiled a development slate of short-form, live-action series that range from a comic book adaptation to a Girl Scouts spoof to a virtual reality experience featuring Batman.
The Blue Ribbon banner is headed by Sam Register, an animation veteran who was tapped as president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series in April. Register’s team includes Andrew Mellett, Senior VP Distribution and Strategy, who manages the division’s financial operations, business affairs, and distribution and sponsorship deals.
“We are tremendously excited about Blue Ribbon Content’s initial slate of development projects, and we are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of writers and producers on projects that they feel exceptionally passionate about,” Register said. “We look forward to delivering compelling and memorable programming for our fans and distribution partners.“
Blue Ribbon has already given series orders to three shows, including an untitled Mortal Kombat series produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that is tied to the upcoming Mortal Kombat X video game release in April 2015. But here’s what we’re most excited about…
Critters — Blue Ribbon revisits the world of the legendary New Line Cinema cult classic movie franchise as a new batch of alien pests descends upon the planet in this new digital series written by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (“Teen Titans Go!”).
Details are on the scant side at the moment, but I’d imagine we’ll be hearing more soon!