Production is currently underway in Atlanta on six new episodes of Shudder's highly-anticipated second season of "Creepshow," and Deadline now lets us know that Shudder has rounded out the cast in rather spectacular fashion!
The site reports that shock rocker Marilyn Manson, genre legend Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), The Evil Dead II's Ted Raimi and Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") have signed on for the series sophomore offering.
Ali Larter (Final Destination), Iman Benson (BlackAF), C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary), Breckin Meyer (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare), Kevin Dillon (The Blob) and Eric Edelstein ("We Bare Bears") round out the casting announcement.
Shudder recently revealed initial details about four of this season’s segments, which will 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.
Keith David (The Thing), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and Josh McDermitt ("The Walking Dead") will star 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.
The new season is expected to premiere in 2021.
In the meantime, you can check out "A Creepshow Animated Special," which just premiered on Shudder this week.