Shudder announced this weekend production for Creepshow, its first long-form original TV series, has started. But that’s not all, Shudder announced. The horror/genre streaming service dished details about the stories it’ll adapt, who’s directing, and what familiar faces will return to the series. One of the more exciting announcements is the six-episode season will feature an as-yet-unannounced Stephen King story. Creepshow fans will know Stephen King wrote the iconic 1982 anthology, which had George A. Romero directing.
Other stories being adapted include:
- “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill
- “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman
- “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale
- “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman
- “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones
- “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito
- “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab
Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), who is the executive producer on the show, will also direct some of the segments. Other directors include David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, XX), and Rob Schrab (Ghosted, Community). John Harrison will direct a story he co-wrote with Nicotero. Harrison worked on the original Creepshow, acting as the first assistant director for Romero.
If the announcement seems sparse, don’t fret, additional stories, directors, and key casing will be announced later this year. Shudder is on a horror and genre assault, picking up amazing genre-bending movies along with reviving iconic horror stables such as Creepshow and Joe Bob Briggs. It’s an exciting time to be a horror fan. Stay tuned to Modern Horrors for the latest developments.