Marilyn Manson, Ali Larter, Barbara Crampton join Creepshow Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 29, Oct 2020
Marilyn Manson, Ali Larter and Barbara Crampton have joined the cast of Creepshow for its second season.
Shudder’s revival of the classic horror anthology has been a hit for the streaming service, with a record number of viewers racked up in its first season. It was swiftly greenlit for a second run and the series dropped a surprise animated special for Halloween today.
While production on Season 2 has been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, Shudder is wasting no time in assembling cast for the sophomore run. Joining the star-studded cast are legendary music icon Marilyn Manson (Sons of Anarchy), Ali Larter (The Rookie), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), C Thomas Howell (Criminal Minds), Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Breckin Meyer (Robot Chicken), Ted Raimi (The Evil Dead), Iman Benson (BlackAF), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears).
Season 2, executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and based on George A. Romero’s iconic 1982 movie, is now in production in Atlanta, Georgia.
Details have been confirmed for four of the season’s segments, which will be directed by Greg Nicotero. Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) will star in Shapeshifters Anonymous Parts 1 and 2, written by Greg Nicotero, based on a short story by JA Konrath (Last Call) about an unlucky soul who finds himself in need of a werewolf support group; Keith David (The Thing), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead) will star in Pesticide, written by Frank Dietz (I Hate Kids), in which an exterminator makes an infernal bargain; and Model Kid, written by returning Creepshow writer John Esposito (Night of the Paw), is about a 12-year-old monster fan who turns to hand-built model kits to escape his unhappy reality.
Season 2 will premiere on Shudder in 2021. Additional titles and directors will be announced soon.
Creepshow Season 2 starts production and unveils cast
30th October 2019
Production is now underway for Season 2 of Shudder’s hit series Creepshow.
The anthology series, which shattered Shudder records when it debuted last October, is executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) and based on George Romero’s iconic 1982 movie.
The six-episode second season was swiftly given the green light by AMC’s horror subscription service. Now, as the entertainment industry navigates a way back to filming projects amid the coronavirus pandemic, work on Season 2 has begun. The production is following all safety guidelines and protocols in accordance with SAG-AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, TEAMSTERS, CDC and state and local guidance.
“I’ve never been happier to get behind the camera as I am today,” said Nicotero. “After missing our shoot date in March by just over 48 hours, Season 2 of Creepshow hits the ground running as cameras begin to roll. The cast and crew have a level of excitement and enthusiasm I’ve never seen before and it’s inspiring. So many of us in the entertainment industry have been waiting for the day we can begin to do what we do best—to have some fun together creating new worlds, new adventures and new thrills.”
“Season 1 was a monster hit for us, setting viewership records across the board while becoming the best-reviewed new horror series of 2019. For Season 2, Greg Nicotero and his team have outdone themselves with bigger and bolder stories, new incredible creature designs, and clever twists that truly live up to the show’s tagline, ‘The Most Fun You’ll Have Being Scared’,” added Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager.
Shudder has also revealed initial details about four of this season’s segments, which will be directed by Greg Nicotero.
Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) will star in Shapeshifters Anonymous: Parts 1 and 2, written by Greg Nicotero, based on a short story by JA Konrath (Last Call) about an unlucky soul who finds himself in need of a werewolf support group.
Keith David (The Thing), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) and Josh McDermitt (The Walking Dead) will star in Pesticide, written by Frank Dietz (I Hate Kids), in which an exterminator makes an infernal bargain.
Model Kid, written by returning Creepshow writer John Esposito (Season 1’s Night of the Paw), is about a 12-year-old monster fan who turns to hand-built model kits to escape his unhappy reality.
Creepshow Season 2 will premiere exclusively on Shudder in 2021. Additional titles, casting and directors will be announced soon.
Shudder renews Creepshow for Season 2
30th October 2019
Following a record-setting first season, Shudder has renewed Creepshow for a second season.
AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural debuted its revival this autumn, giving subscribers a nostalgic taste of the storytelling that made the 1982 movie from Stephen King and George A. Romero iconic.
Exec produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), Creepshow is Shudder’s first hour-long scripted series and has been a hit with its members and critics alike. The series is rated 92 per cent Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and more than 50 per cent of Shudder members watched at least one episode of the series, helping to drive record growth for the streaming service.
“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” says Shudder GM Craig Engler. “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.”
“For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love,” adds Nicotero. “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.”
“Working with Greg Nicotero and Shudder on Creepshow has been a dream come true,” comments Stan Spry, executive producer for the series and CEO of the Cartel. “We’re thrilled to carry on the Creepshow legacy with season two.”
The renewal arrives just as Season 1 prepares to drop its finale on 31st October.
“Shudder’s revived anthology of horror is an enjoyably old-fashioned ride,” we wrote in our review.
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