After his success with ‘The Walking Dead,’ it is easy to associate Greg Nicotero with horror and now he’ll have a chance to really flex his creative muscle by bringing us a ‘Creepshow‘ anthology series. Based on the concepts delivered by the iconic 1982 film by Stephen King and George A. Romero, the new show is set to debut on the streaming service Shudder.
From directing to amazing practical special effects, Nicotero has done it all, and now he is set to direct, executive-produce, and supervise the creative side of this new series. With Shudder being owned by AMC, it is no surprise that they were able to make such a concept into a reality with the creator’s close ties to the network.
According to Shudder general manager Craig Engler:
“Creepshow is one of the most beloved and iconic horror anthologies from two masters of the genre, George A. Romero, and Stephen King. We’re thrilled to continue their legacy with another master of horror, Greg Nicotero, as we bring a new Creepshow TV series exclusively to Shudder members.”
While the second and third movie is mostly forgotten by the majority of audiences, the original, as well as the comic, were both well received. Nicotero will have big shoes to fill when it comes to delivering the scares that the first movie was able to pull off.
As to Nicotero’s view on being able to work on ‘Creepshow’:
“Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.”
The network plans on having ‘Creepshow’ premiere in 2019, and each episode will be an original story brought to life by a different filmmaker. Nicotero is overseeing the project and will direct the first episode.
It’ll be interesting if this series is brought to us as a live-action comic being read by The Creep or what the characters involvement will be.
Are you looking forward to ‘Creepshow’ getting an ongoing anthology series? Do you feel that Greg Nicotero is the perfect voice to bring the show to life? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly