A new anthology series based on the cult horror movie “Creepshow” has been given a green light, with “The Walking Dead’s” Greg Nicotero set to direct, executive produce, and supervise the show’s creative elements.
The project is headed to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror. The series is scheduled to premiere in 2019.
“The original ‘Creepshow’ was an iconic anthology film that featured stories written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, with stars like Ted Danson and Adrienne Barbeau. It’s an enduring favorite among horror fans that spawned two sequel films and a spin-off comic,” Shudder noted in today’s announcement.
Nicotero, who met his mentor, makeup legend Tom Savini, while visiting the set of “Creepshow” and who later worked with Romero on “Day of the Dead” and “Creepshow 2,” is quoted saying: “‘Creepshow’ is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror — thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ in which it was created.”
The announcement adds that the new series “will fulfill the promise of the original film’s tagline ‘The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have Being Scared.'”