Shudder orders season 3 scripts of Creepshow, no renewal yet
While fans are still anxiously waiting for the debut of the second season of Shudder’s hit Creepshow revival, Variety has brought word that AMC’s horror-focused streaming service has already ordered a full set of scripts for a potential third season, though hasn’t quite given the greenlight yet.
In an official statement, Shudder general manager Craig Engler revealed that the new script order comes as a contingency plan for showrunner Greg Nicotero and the writers room to help “get as far ahead as possible” with a potential third season while they wait to resume shooting amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“Creepshow continues to be near and dear to my heart and having the opportunity to continue the legacy by developing season 3 gives me the chance to work with some of the best storytellers and artists in the business,” Nicotero said in a statement. “The stories we have in the pipeline for season 2 are even more outrageous, more fun and capture the spirit of what George Romero and Stephen King started in the ‘80s.”
The first season Creepshow, available to stream now and on Blu-ray (click here to grab your copy!), featured original Creepshow star Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) Tobin Bell (Saw), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer), David Arquette (Scream franchise), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion) and DJ Qualls (Supernatural).
Greg Nicotero serves as showrunner and executive producer on the series that is produced by Cartel, Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment.
The original 1982 Creepshow was directed by George A. Romero from a screenplay by Stephen King that paid tribute to the EC horror comics (ala “Tales From the Crypt”) of the 1950s. The film featured stars such as Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, and Ed Harris, and grossed $21 million at the box office. It was followed by a sequel in 1987, directed by the first film’s cinematographer Michael Gornick from a screenplay by Romero, once again based on short stories by King, grossing $14 million.