Shudder’s original Creepshow was a big hit for the streaming service. Now AMC fans will get the chance to enjoy the series ahead of its second season.
AMC-owned Shudder is a streaming platform specializing in horror, science fiction and thrillers, with new content added each month. Their first original scripted series, based on the 1982 horror anthology film Creepshow, debuted in September of 2019 and concluded the season on Halloween.
The series was a hit for the network, so it came as no surprise when a second season was ordered. Shudder recently announced that Creepshow’s iconic “spokesman,” known as The Creep, would be given a facelift for Season 2.
Now, there is another piece of news regarding the program’s sophomore season: Deadline is reporting Season 1 will air on AMC prior to Season 2’s arrival on Shudder. This is exactly how the network rolled out NOS4A2 last year, with the series premiering in June on AMC before it began streaming on Shudder in August.
Although the second season of Creepshow is set for some time later this year, there has been no release date announced as of yet. It would make sense for the series to roll out around Halloween so Shudder can cater to viewers anxious to get into the spooky spirit by watching as much horror-related content as possible.
What else should we expect or hope for when The Creep returns? We don’t know for sure, but since Season 1 was so popular, Shudder will probably stick with what works. That means we will probably see some big-name authors represented (last season included stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale and David J. Schow).
There were also quite a few well-known faces among the cast, so that should be a continuing trend as well. Iconic actors Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell and David Arquette appeared in episodes, as did rappers Big Boi and Kid Cudi. Segment directors included Greg Nicotero and Tom Savini, and these big names likely appealed to horror geeks everywhere.
It seems pretty smart of AMC to bring Creepshow to the masses in this manner, since it might help Shudder gain new subscribers. If viewers are unfamiliar with the platform and like what they see, they might be more willing to check out what else is available on Shudder.
In the spirit of the original movie, Season 2 should feature stories that maintain a good balance between gory horror and dark humor. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
If you haven’t tried Shudder yet, you can get the scoop on their website.
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