Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, today announced it has greenlit a new Creepshow TV series with The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero attached to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements. The original Creepshow was an iconic anthology film that featured stories written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, with stars like Ted Danson and Adrienne Barbeau. It’s an enduring favorite among horror fans that spawned two sequel films and a spin-off comic. Shudder general manager Craig Engler made the announcement.
“Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero, and Stephen King,” said Engler. “We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”
The new Creepshow series, scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019, will fulfill the promise of the original film’s tagline “The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Being Scared.” Each episode of the anthology series will tell original fun and scary stories and will be helmed by a different director, with Nicotero directing the first episode and his Oscar® and multiple Emmy® award-winning company KNB EFX GROUP Inc. handling the creature and make-up fx.