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Critters: A New Binge

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Critters: A New Binge
Science Fiction
Based onCritters
by Domonic Muir
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
Running time9-11 minutes
Production companiesNew Line Cinema
Blue Ribbon Content
Triton Media
Original release
ReleaseMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)

Critters: A New Binge is an American horror-comedy web television series that premiered on Shudder on March 21, 2019.[1] A reboot of the original franchise, the series takes place in Livingston, Iowa and features all new characters.


The Krites arrive on Earth on a secret mission to rescue a missing comrade. Standing in the way of their plans are a group of high school students: Christopher (Joey Morgan), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo), and his best friend, Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden). The teens soon receive help in the form of three intergalactic bounty hunters.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Joey Morgan as Christopher
  • Stephi Chin-Salvo as Dana
  • Bzhaun Rhoden as Charlie
  • Kirsten Robek as Veronica
  • Gilbert Gottfried as Uncle
  • Tom Pickett as Bounty Hunter #1
  • Toby Levins as Bounty Hunter #2


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"No Eating"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
2"Beginnings"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
3"Party Time"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
4"Veronica"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
5"Detention"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
6"For Crites Sake"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
7"Split Decision"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)
8"The Final Battle"Jordan RubinAl & Jon KaplanMarch 21, 2019 (2019-03-21)



In 2014, Warner Bros. announced plans to produce a web series based on the Critters films.[2] Producer Peter Girardi at Warner Bros. Digital reached out to writer-director Jordan Rubin to see if he was interested in the project. Rubin put together a pitch for the series with his writing partners, Jon and Al Kaplan, and the project was greenlit.[3]


Principal photography for the series reportedly began during the last week of May 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[4] Filming wrapped in July.[5]


Shudder acquired the series from Warner Bros. Television in February 2019.[1][6] All eight ten-minute episodes premiered on Shudder on March 21.


The series received mixed reviews. Bloody Disgusting gave the series one-and-a-half skulls, declaring the "CG effects are so Syfy-level bad that they wouldn’t have even passed muster back in the ’90s" and the episodes "absolutely loaded with that bargain basement effects work" and "lowbrow humor".[7] JoBlo gave the series a 6 out of 10, saying that "there's going to be a split reaction to A New Binge. I don't think the story crafted by Rubin and his co-writers Al Kaplan and Jon Kaplan is one that anybody was expecting to see told in this franchise". Ultimately, the review felt it was "a very innocuous piece of entertainment".[8]


  1. ^ a b Foutch, Haleight (February 28, 2019). "The 'Critters' Are Back in the First Trailer for Shudder's New Series". collider.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Brian (21 October 2014). "'Static Shock' and 'Critters' Digital Series in Development". MovieWeb. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Radish, Christina (March 25, 2019). "'Critters: A New Binge' Co-Creator on Practical Effects, 'Matrix' Homages, & Letting Gilbert Gottfried Riff". collider.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Filming in Vancouver: Fresh off the Boat's Ali Wong and Russell Park, Loudermilk, Critters, and more". 28 May 2018. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "18 TV Shows Filming in Vancouver This July". 29 June 2018. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ Shudder (February 28, 2019). "Critters: A New Binge - Official Trailer [HD]". YouTube. Archived from the original on July 13, 2023. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Squires, John (March 18, 2019). "[Review] Even the 'Critters' Franchise Deserves Better Than "Critters: A New Binge"". bloody-disgusting.com. Archived from the original on April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Hamman, Cody (March 18, 2019). "Critters: A New Binge (Web Series Review)". bloody-disgusting.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.

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