Creepshow Featurette Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Shudder's Upcoming Series
Who's excited to return to the horror world of Stephen King and George A. Romero's imagination?
By Chris Morse
This month will finally bring us the premiere of Shudder's upcoming Creepshow television series, which launches on the streaming platform on September 26th. We are already feeling plenty of hype for the Greg Nicotero-led show, but what's a little more excitement to add to the pile?
Earlier today, Shudder released an all-new featurette going behind the scenes of bringing this world back to life. As you are no doubt aware, the original movie was conceived by Stephen King and directed by horror legend George A. Romero, but the streaming platform has been pulling out all the stops to bring even more iconic genre names into the fold. We have no doubt this series is going to do the franchise justice, so check out the above video and get yourself hyped as well.[relatedArticle-0]
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, Rob Schrab's Bad Wolf Down, and an original story called The Finger, which is written by David J. Schow and directed by The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero.
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 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.
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