Dynamic Television has acquired the worldwide distribution rights for Shudder’s new Creepshow series, which the company is set to present at MIPCOM.
Billed as “The Most Fun You’ll Have Being Scared,” the renowned franchise follows in the footsteps of the 1982 classic horror film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero. The new anthology series premiered in the U.S. last week on Shudder.
From writer and director Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), the new Creepshow series features 12 chilling tales of terror and stars David Arquette (Scream franchise), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Tobin Bell (Saw franchise), Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison (X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle).
Inspired by classic comics including Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror, the 1982 Creepshow film was an instant critical success. A considerable number of contributors to the new series have ties to the original film and its 1987 sequel. The new series will feature adaptations of a story by King as well as his son, Joe Hill, who fans will recall played comic-book loving Billy in the original film’s wrap-around segments.
Also returning to the Creepshow franchise are director Tom Savini, who created the special effects makeup for the film; writer/director John Harrison, who was first assistant director on the original and composed its famous theme; and showrunner Nicotero, who visited the first film’s set as a teenager and contributed make-up effects to Creepshow 2.
The new Creepshow series is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment and Striker Entertainment.
“Creepshow is a great classic brand led by a pioneer in the genre who has brought together a powerhouse of veteran horror creators and the brightest up-and-coming talent,” said Daniel March, managing partner for Dynamic. “We are thrilled to introduce it at this year’s MIPCOM and audiences worldwide.”