Following a supposed "record-setting" first season, Shudder today announced the season two renewal of its horror anthology series, "Creepshow". Honestly, this comes as quite a surprise to me, as most of the people I've talked to have said the series is mediocre at best. And even though I've chosen to end my subscription with the streaming service, I'm happy for those involved with the creation of the series.
The first season will have its finale on Halloween night both on demand and on the Shudder TV live-stream at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT.
"Creepshow", Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series, has been a hit with its members and critics alike. The series is rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and was called one of the “10 best shows on TV right now“ by Paste Magazine. More than 50% of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, and the show has also helped drive record growth for the streaming service.
"Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board," said Shudder GM Craig Engler. "Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season."
"For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love," said Nicotero. "To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight."
"Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on Creepshow has been a dream come true," said Stan Spry, executive producer for the series and CEO of the Cartel. "We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two."
Season one of "Creepshow" stars David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw), Big Boi ("Scream: The TV Series"), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Kid Cudi ("Drunk Parents"), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito ("Better Call Saul"), Dana Gould ("Stan Against Evil"), Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica") and DJ Qualls ("Supernatural") and features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman and others. Nicotero’s Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX GROUP will again serve as creature creators.
Shudder’s "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.