Shudder's Creepshow horror series to feature stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Joe Lansdale
Shudder announced today that the streaming service’s upcoming horror anthology show Creepshow will feature an adaptation of an as-yet-unnamed story by Stephen King as well as segments which adapt tales by Joe Hill and Joe Lansdale, among other authors. Creepshow is based on the 1982 film of the same name, which was directed by George Romero with a screenplay by King. The cast of Creepshow included Hill, who is King’s son.
It was also announced that directors on the six-episode season will include David Bruckner (The Ritual), Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, the upcoming Body at Brighton Rock), and Rob Schrab (Community). It was previously announced that the series’ executive producer Greg Nicotero will be directing on the show. In addition, John Harrison, who was the first assistant director for Romero on the original Creepshow movie, will be directing a story he co-wrote with Nicotero. Production has begun on Creepshow in Atlanta, GA. The show will premiere later this year.
“Having the opportunity to embrace the spirit of Creepshow and expand on what George and Steve created is, without a doubt, a lifelong dream come true,” said Nicotero in a statement. “Having grown up in Pittsburgh, Creepshow lives in a special place for me. I had the good fortune to visit the set as a teenager. I was able to look behind the curtain of filmmaking, and it changed me forever. I’m honored to continue telling the stories in the ‘comic book come to life’ world that fans fell in love with. This fall we will be ‘opening the coffin’ and unleashing upon the world our demented and ghastly stories, crafted by the best in business.”
“We’re thrilled to have Greg Nicotero on board to transform Creepshow into a series, featuring stories by giants in the horror field like Stephen King and Joe Hill, as well as a fantastic lineup of writers, directors, and special effects wizards,” said Shudder GM Craig Engler. “This a dream series for fans of the original movies and for anyone who wants to experience ‘the most fun you can have being scared.’”
Watch the trailer for the original Creepshow above.