Earlier this month we learned that Keith David (The Thing), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and others had joined the second season cast of Shudder's "Creepshow," which is currently in production in Atlanta, and news broke today that Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Mayhem, Knights of Badassdom) will be directing a segment for the new season!
The announcement comes straight from Lynch on Twitter, who simply captioned a photo of his director's sign with "Day 1. Surreal."
Shudder previously revealed initial details about four of this season’s segments, which will also be directed by Greg Nicotero.
Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) will star in "Shapeshifters Anonymous" Parts 1 and 2, written by Nicotero, based on a short story by J.A. Konrath (Last Call) about an unlucky soul who finds himself in need of a werewolf support group.
Josh McDermitt ("The Walking Dead") will star alongside Keith David and Ashley Laurence in "Pesticide," written by Frank Dietz (I Hate Kids), in which an exterminator makes an infernal bargain.
And "Model Kid," written by returning "Creepshow" writer John Esposito (season one’s "Night of the Paw"), is about a 12-year-old monster fan who turns to hand-built model kits to escape his unhappy reality.
Additional titles, casting and directors will be announced soon.
"Season one was a monster hit for us, setting viewership records across the board while becoming the best-reviewed new horror series of 2019. For season 2, Greg Nicotero and his team have outdone themselves with bigger and bolder stories, new incredible creature designs, and clever twists that truly live up to the show's tagline, 'The Most Fun You'll Have Being Scared'," Shudder's Craig Engler said earlier this month.
The anthology series, which shattered all Shudder records when it debuted last October, is executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero ("The Walking Dead") and based on George A. Romero’s iconic 1982 movie.
The six-episode season slated to premiere exclusively on Shudder in 2021.