"Creepshow" Gets AMC Airing Ahead of Shudder's Season 2 Debut

Now we know why Shudder's Creepshow host "The Creep" was getting a facelift and a new smile: he's going to be getting a much larger spotlight before the series returns for season 2 later this year. AMC Networks COO Ed Carroll revealed that the horror anthology would debut on AMC before the second season airs on the streaming service – similar to how NOS4A2 was rolled out.

For Carroll, it's about demonstrating the "crossover" potential between the network's channels and streaming services while also giving bigger projects a larger exposure to new viewers:

"There's absolute crossover between the brand and the content on some of our linear channels and OTT services. We think that [Creepshow] will be successful on AMC but will also then build audiences for the season two launch back on Shudder."

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Based on the iconic 1982 movie written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, Creepshow blends old-school scares with modern themes – proving to be a winning combination for horror fans and great news to the ears of executive producer-showrunner Greg Nicotero (​The Walking Dead).

"Creepshow" Gets AMC Airing Ahead of Shudder's Season 2 Debut

Shudder's debut season of Creepshow starred David Arquette (​Scream films), Adrienne Barbeau (​The Fog), Tobin Bell (​Saw films), Big Boi (​Scream: The TV Series), Jeffrey Combs (​Star Trek, Re-Animator), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), Bruce Davison (​X-Men), Giancarlo Esposito (​Better Call Saul), Dana Gould (​Stan Against Evil), Tricia Helfer (​Battlestar Galactica), and DJ Qualls (Supernatural), and more in adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman, and others. Nicotero's Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Make-up Effects studio KNB EFX Group serve as creature creators.

Creepshow is produced by the Cartel with Monster Agency Productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment: Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Eric Woods are executive producers for the Cartel; Nicotero and Brian Witten are executive producers for Monster Agency Productions; Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson, and Jordan Kizwani are executive producers for Taurus Entertainment; Russell Binder is executive producer and Marc Mostman co-executive producer for Striker Entertainment.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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