Re-Animator's Jeffrey Combs Among Latest Casting Additions for Shudder's Creepshow
The actor will be joined by four other newly-announced stars in the series' debut season.
By Chris Morse
Shudder's upcoming Creepshow television series is filling out rather nicely with the reveal of five more cast members, led by Jeffrey Combs of Re-Animator fame. The show is also adding a pair of Grammy winners in Big Boi (of OutKast) and King Cudi, along with Bruce Davison (X-Men franchise) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle). This news comes courtesy of Deadline.
Combs and King Cudi will star in Rob Schrab's segment, Bad Wolf Down, while Davison will appear in John Esposito's Night of the Paw. Finally, Big Boi will play a role in The Man in the Suitcase, which written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner, and Qualls will star in a newly-revealed story called The Finger, which is written by David J. Schow and directed by showrunner Greg Nicotero.
Previously-announced cast members include Tobin Bell (Saw), Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow film), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), who will all be appearing in a segment based on Stephen King's 1973 short story, Gray Matter, which was eventually released as part of his 1978 collection, Night Shift.
Twelve segments in total will make up the Creepshow series' six-episode debut season. The latest trio of stories we learned were being adapted are Times is Tough in Musky Holler, with John Harrison directing a screenplay from John Skipp and Dori Miller, Lydia Layne’s Better Half, written by Harrison and directed by Roxanne Benjamin, and, finally, Skincrawlers, with Benjamin this time directing a screenplay by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford.
Additional tales being adapted include Joe Hill's By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, Bird Box author Josh Malerman's House of the Head, Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale's The Companion, Christopher Buehlman's The Man in the Suitcase, Bruce Jones's All Hallows Eve, John Esposito's Night of the Paw, and Rob Schrab's Bad Wolf Down. It was reported early on that an episode called Survivor Type would be included, based on a short story from Stephen King's 1985 collection, Skeleton Crew, but we haven't heard much in the way of confirmation on that one.
The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero will serve in a similar role for this series, taking on overall showrunner duties as well. Much like his time on the AMC zombie drama, he will be behind the camera in the director's chair for select episodes as well.
Creepshow will arrive on Shudder sometime this fall, but no exact date or release schedule has been revealed at this time. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the series.