Twelve all-new tales of terror are headed our way this year in Shudder's upcoming "Creepshow" series, which revives the franchise created by Stephen King and George A. Romero. Chatting with Entertainment Weekly this week, executive producer Greg Nicotero has shared the very first image from the series.
The image comes from an episode titled "Lydia Lane’s Better Half," which was directed by Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S 2, XX, Body at Brighton Rock), and based on a story written by Nicotero. Tricia Helfer stars in the episode and is featured in the image below.
"It’s a take on an old Mario Bava movie. I always loved Tricia. She plays a strong female executive who finds herself in this untenable supernatural situation that she can’t control," Nicotero told the site.
Shudder’s "Creepshow" stars Adrienne Barbeau (1982’s Creepshow, The Fog), David Arquette (Scream franchise), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi (Antwan Patton), Jeffrey Combs ("Star Trek", Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Dana Gould ("The Simpsons", "Stan Against Evil"), Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul"), Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica", "Lucifer") and DJ Qualls ("Supernatural").
The six-episode season will feature twelve total segments based on stories by award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including:
“By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2), adapted by Jason Ciaramella – Directed by Tom Savini
“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)
Stephen King’s “Gray Matter” by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi – Directed by Greg Nicotero
Nicotero’s Oscar and multiple Emmy award-winning company, KNB EFX GROUP Inc., will be handling the series’s Creature and Make-Up Effects.
"Creepshow" is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Greg Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment.