Shudder — AMC Networks’ SVOD service for horror, thriller and supernatural content — has renewed its horror anthology series “Creepshow” for a second season.
Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”), “Creepshow” is based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero and is Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series. More than 50% of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, and the show has also helped drive record growth, according to the streaming service.
“‘Creepshow’ has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” Shudder GM Craig Engler said in a statement. “Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”
“For me, ‘Creepshow’ has been a true labor of love,” Nicotero said in a statement. “To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”
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“Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on ‘Creepshow’ has been a dream come true,” Stan Spry, executive producer for the series and CEO of the Cartel, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to carry on the ‘Creepshow’ legacy with season two.”
The season one finale airs Oct. 31, both on demand and on the Shudder TV live-stream at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
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.
Plans for the Shudder service start at $4.75 per month.