Creepshow (TV series)

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Creepshow
Genre
Based onCreepshow
by Stephen King & George A. Romero
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Production company(s)Monster Agency Productions
Striker Entertainment
Taurus Entertainment
Release
Original networkShudder
Original releaseSeptember 26, 2019

Creepshow is an upcoming American horror anthology web television series scheduled to debut on Shudder in 2019.[1] A continuation of the first two films in the Creepshow franchise, the series will feature six episodes with two horror stories per episode.[1]

On July 19, 2019, it was announced that the series will premiere on September 26, 2019.[2]

Premise[edit]

The Creep tells audience members darkly grim horror stories from the pages of the Creepshow comic book.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In July 2018, the Creepshow television series was announced, with Greg Nicotero listed as a producer and streaming service Shudder as the distributor.[3]

Adaptations[edit]

On January 16, 2019, it was announced that one of the segments of the pilot episode will be based on Stephen King's short story, "Survivor Type" from his 1985 collection, Skeleton Crew.[4] As with the feature films, the series will draw from short story fiction. Subsequently, the following were also announced as the basis for stories:[1]

Original stories announced include:[1]

  • Lydia Layne’s Better Half by John Harrison and Greg Nicotero
  • Skincrawlers written by Paul Dini and Stephen Langford
  • Night of the Paw by John Esposito
  • Bad Wolf Down by Rob Schrab

Casting[edit]

In April 2019, cast members announced included Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell.[5] Subsequent announced cast members included David Arquette, Tricia Helfer, and Dana Gould.[1] On June 20, 2019, Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Davison, DJ Qualls, Big Boi, and Kid Cudi were announced as additional cast members.[6]

Directors[edit]

Unlike the film entries, the Creepshow series will feature several directors instead of one director. Announced segment directors include David Bruckner, Roxanne Benjamin, Rob Schrab, John Harrison, Greg Nicotero, and Tom Savini;[1] the latter three having worked on the first two Creepshow features.

Filming[edit]

Principal photography for the series began in February 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.[7]

Release[edit]

The series is scheduled to premiere on Shudder September 26, 2019.[1][2]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [8]
1"All Hallows Eve/Bad Wolf Down"John Harrison & Rob SchrabBruce Jones & Rob SchrabSeptember 26, 2019 (2019-09-26)
2"By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain/The Companion"Tom Savini & Dave BrucknerStory by : Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale & Keith Lansdale
Teleplay by : Jason Ciaramella & Matt Venne
October 3, 2019 (2019-10-03)
3"The Finger/Gray Matter"Greg NicoteroStory by : David J. Schow and Stephen King
Teleplay by : David J. Schow, Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi
October 10, 2019 (2019-10-10)
4"The House of the Head/Lydia Layne’s Better Half"John Harrison & Roxanne BenjaminStory by : Josh Malerman, John Harrison & Greg Nicotero
Teleplay by : Josh Malerman & John Harrison
October 17, 2019 (2019-10-17)
5"The Man in the Suitcase/Night of the Paw"Dave Bruckner & John HarrisonChristopher Buehlman & John EspositoOctober 24, 2019 (2019-10-24)
6"Skincrawlers/Times is Tough in Musky Holler"Roxanne Benjamin and John HarrisonStory by : Paul Dini, Stephen Langford, John Skipp and Dori Miller
Teleplay by : Paul Dini, Stephen Langford, John Skipp and Dori Miller
October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "'Creepshow': David Arquette, Tricia Helfer & Dana Gould Join Shudder Series; Tom Savini To Direct". collider.com. May 30, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Video: Shudder Releases First "Creepshow" Trailer at San Diego Comic Con, Announces September 26 Series Debut". The Futon Critic. July 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Creepshow TV series stories confirmed". Den of Geek.
  4. ^ Cavanaugh, Patrick (January 16, 2019). "First 'Creepshow' Series Details Emerge About 'The Walking Dead' Director's Entry". ComicBook. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  5. ^ Butler, Karen (April 6, 2019). "Giancarlo Esposito, Adrienne Barbeau booked for 'Creepshow' episode". UPI.com. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Squires, John (June 20, 2019). "Jeffrey Combs and More Join Cast of Shudder's "Creepshow"; Plus Every Episode Detailed!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Squires, John (February 9, 2019). "Production Has Begun On Shudder's "Creepshow"; Stories and Directors Announced!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. ^ "Creepshow – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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