After a record-setting first season, Shudder has announced the renewal of its horror anthology series, Creepshow, for Season 2. From showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), the TV series is based on the ‘80s cult classic written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.
This is the first hour-long scripted series for the AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, which has been a hit with its members and critics alike. Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, more than 50% of Shudder members (including this guy with two thumbs) have watched at least one episode of the series. The horror anthology show has helped drive record growth for the streaming service as well.
Here are 5 reasons why we’re excited for Creepshow Season 2:
5) It’s Amazing!
Shudder GM Craig Engler states, “Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.”
4) It’s Visionary!
Nicotero adds, “To be able to pay tribute to George A. Romero’s visionary project and have the show so embraced by fans everywhere is humbling to this horror kid from Pittsburgh. I couldn’t be more pleased and look forward to continuing the series with more ghoulish delight.”
3) The Legacy!
Executive producer Stan Spry mentions, “We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two.”
2) “Lydia Layne’s Better Half!”
My favorite episode from the first season is director Roxanne Benjamin’s “Lydia Layne’s Better Half.” Tricia Helfer is amazing to watch as she captures a constant state of tension. Benjamin evokes a claustrophobic atmosphere with the narrative’s single setting. How is Season 2 going to top this one!?! Make sure you check out our recaps!
1) Smells Like Teen Spirit!
A majority of the episodes dealt with teens facing their harsh realities. In “Grey Matter,” Timmy struggles with having to live with an addict; an alcoholic constantly on the relapse. Rose deals with the physical abuse from her stepfather in “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain.” And let’s not forget how Cailey Flemming carried her entire segment by herself. Don’t forget to check out our recaps!
Creepshow will return for Season 2 on Shudder.