Immediately ahead of its first season finale, which airs tomorrow on Halloween, Shudder has officially renewed its revival production of George Romero’s Creepshow, now executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero.
The inaugural season of the show set a number of viewing records for the horror-focused AMC Networks streaming service, becoming by far its most watched exclusive content to date. As in the original Creepshow feature film from 1982, which made our list of the best horror anthologies of all time, each episode of Shudder’s Creepshow contains multiple stories, loosely connected by the presence of “The Creep” watching over things. Paste reviewers were impressed with early episodes of Creepshow, and buzz on the series among horror fans has been solid as the season has continued. It currently holds a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes among other plaudits, and more than half of Shudder subscribers have streamed at least one episode of the series. That’s a major win for any content streamer, in terms of interest in original content.
“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” said 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,” said Nicotero in his own statement. “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.”
The final episode of Creepshow’s first season will air tomorrow, while previous episodes of this season have included appearances by performers such as Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Jeffrey Combs, David Arquette, Giancarlo Esposito and Kid Cudi.