Horror streaming service Shudder has revealed the official trailer, poster, release date, and other info for its upcoming sci-fi/comedy creature feature series Critters: A New Binge. The eight-episode series is a continuation of the 1980’s film franchise.
Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation Executive Vice President Peter Girardi stated: “It’s been more than 30 years since the Critters first landed on the big screen, and we’re incredibly proud to bring this cult classic franchise back to fans. Shudder is the perfect platform for this fun, scary new take on everyone’s favorite, furry extraterrestrial threat. We are committed to delivering Shudder members the best horror content available and this time we are also bringing the laughs.”
The over minute-long trailer shows the Critters returning to Earth and eating an entire animal hospital full of animals before wreaking havoc on the rest of the town.
The show is directed by Jordan Rubin, written by Rubin, Jon Kaplan, and Al Kaplan, and stars Joey Morgan, Stephi Chin-Salvo, Bzhaun Rhoden, Kirsten Robek, Gilbert Gottfried, and Thomas Lennon. Rupert Harvey & Barry Opper from the Critters film franchise are attached as executive producers.
Critters: A New Binge premieres Thursday, March 21st, exclusively on Shudder.
Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter Christopher, a lovelorn high-schooler, his best friend Charlie, his crush Dana, and his mom Veronica – whose past will come back to bite them. Who will survive? And who will be eaten?