AMC Networks has announced that production has begun on Shudder’s upcoming Creepshow horror anthology series. Based on the 1980’s movies by Stephen King & the late, great George A. Romero, the new series is being executive produced by effects legend Greg Nicotero.
Nicotero said: “Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true. Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honored to continue telling the stories in the ‘comic book come to life’ world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be ‘opening the coffin’ and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business.”
The company also revealed some of the segment names, writers, and directors. The first season will contain six episodes featuring stories written by a different horror author, including an unannounced story by Stephen King himself:
- “Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill
- “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman
- “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale
- “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman
- “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones
- “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito
- “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab
Shudder General Manger Craig Engler stated: “We’re thrilled to have Greg Nicotero on board to transform Creepshow into a series, featuring stories by giants in the horror field like Stephen King and Joe Hill, as well as a fantastic lineup of writers, directors and special effects wizards. This a dream series for fans of the original movies and for anyone who wants to experience ‘the most fun you can have being scared.’”
Nicotero’s KNB EFX group will handle effects and Nicotero will also direct some of the show, along with fellow directors David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, Rob Schrab, and John Harrison.
The new series should remain faithful to the original, as many of the key crew are veterans of the franchise: Stephen King is returning to write a segment, director John Harrison served as first assistant director and
writer Joe Hill played “Billy” the original Creepshow, while Nicotero handled effects on the 1987 sequel Creepshow 2.
Creepshow will premiere some time later this year exclusively on Shudder.
The show is now filming in Atlanta, GA, and the cast has not yet been announced, so stay tuned to Grave Decay as we learn more!