How is this for one last Halloween treat? Though it should come as no surprise, Shudder has renewed ‘Creepshow’ for a second season. Since its September 26 debut, it has set records for the niche streaming service and is basically the most-watched show in its three-year history. This anthology series was produced by ‘The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero and was inspired by the 1980s horror anthology movies spearheaded by George A. Romero. Each episode consists of two shorts, with Nicotero himself helming two, this season. ‘Creepshow’ has gotten great reviews and its Rotten Tomatoes ranking is 92%.
Shudder GM Craig Engler said:
“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board. Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”
“For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love. To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”
Finally, executive producer Stan Spry stated:
“Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on Creepshow has been a dream come true. We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two.”
Season 1 included adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, and Josh Malerman, among others. Among the stars that appeared were David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, and DJ Qualls.
Just last week, Engler sang the praises of ‘Creepshow’, making this official renewal not shock at all:
“Creepshow is a breakout series that’s hit the trifecta for streaming services: Shudder members love it, critics love it and it’s driving record numbers of new subscribers. Greg Nicotero and his team have delivered an amazing show that honors the original movie by George A. Romero and Stephen King while forging an identity that’s uniquely its own.”
Did you catch the first season of ‘Creepshow’? Are you happy that another installment is on its way?
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