Shudder is bringing the ‘80s horror anthology Creepshow to television for its subscribers, and in a new behind-the-scenes video showrunner Greg Nicotero discusses what he hopes the series can achieve. The biggest hurdle facing the new show is living up to the original film directed by George Romero and written by horror maestro Stephen King, but considering his personal attachment to the film, as well as both Romero and King, it seems as though Nicotero is the ideal person to bring the series to AMC’s premium horror streaming service.
Though there hasn’t been an official trailer yet, Shudder has revealed some of what audiences will see when the show premieres later in 2019. For starters, the series will adapt one of King’s short stories, ‘Gray Matter,’ with Nicotero directing and with Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Tobin Bell (Saw), and Adrienne Barbeau (Swamp Thing) leading the cast. But that’s just a small part of what Creepshow has to offer, as the horror anthology series has 12 new installments lined up, including one from Joe Hill, who, like Nicotero, has his own personal connection to the original film.
Ahead of any official trailer or reveal, Shudder has a behind-the-scenes video with Nicotero, in which he details how his career has come full circle, bringing him back to Creepshow after all these years and all his time on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Check out the video with Nicotero below:
Shudder is certainly playing things close to the vest with regard to images or clips from the upcoming series. That’s certainly to be expected, as the series will be the streaming platform’s biggest original series to date, and one that’s sure to have plenty of surprises for subscribers. As for what those surprises are, well, interested viewers will have to wait and see, but a short list of the series’ installments (eight of twelve) have been officially announced, and those familiar with the creators behind them can likely surmise what’s to come.
- “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2
- “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
- “The Companion” by Joe R. Lansdale (The Bottoms), Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale
- “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)
So far, Creepshow is doing a solid job building anticipation from horror fans for its return. It seems as though the streaming platform may be the ideal place for it to find some footing in the era of Peak TV, as well as other anthology series like Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone.
Creepshow is expected to premiere in 2019 on Shudder.