Shudder’s Creepshow Debuts This September, Watch the Official Trailer Now
Enjoy your first look at the upcoming television series from The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero.
By Chris Morse
As expected, this year’s San Diego Comic-Con is shaping up to be particularly exciting for horror fans, especially those who are looking forward to the Creepshow television series, as the first trailer for the upcoming Shudder anthology officially makes its debut. If that wasn’t good enough, the show has also been given an official premiere date, which is in just over two months on September 26th. Give the trailer a watch above and read on for more details on the series.
Twelve segments in total will make up the Creepshow series' six-episode debut season. Previously-announced cast members for the series 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. Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Big Boi (of OutKast), King Cudi, Bruce Davison (X-Men franchise), and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle) will also appear in episodes.
Another 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.
Shudder’s Creepshow will premiere on September 26th, 2019. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the series.