More than 35 years ago a horror anthology hit the small screen, scaring audiences globally. Creepshow is now returning in form of a TV series and Greg Nicotero is hoping to have the same impact on viewers again.
Shudder announced earlier this week that production has begun on its first long-form original TV series, Creepshow, in Atlanta, GA. According to the press release, the series will be written and directed by some of the most talented writers and directors working today. Nicotero shared the very first image from Creepshow and it’s frightening as hell.
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.Greg Nicotero
The six-episode season will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including:
● “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
● “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
● “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms)
● “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
● “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
● “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
● “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)
Creepshow will premiere on Shudder later this year.