With Jordan Peele in the process of putting together a new version of The Twilight Zone for CBS and a few other anthology TV series also undergoing revival attempts (including Tales from the Crypt), AMC and Shudder are cooking up an intriguing genre anthology show of their own. It was revealed earlier this week that they are developing a TV series based on Creepshow, the 1982 horror film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The new show will be executive produced and directed by Greg Nicotero, the visual effects genius now best known for his work on The Walking Dead. Nicotero had this to say about the announcement:
“Creepshow is a project very close to my heart! It is one of those titles that embraces the true spirit of horror… thrills and chills celebrated in one of its truest art forms, the comic book come to life! I’m honored to continue the tradition in the ‘spirit’ which it was created.”
The original movie served as an homage to the EC and DC horror comics of the 1950s and featured multiple self-contained stories. It spawned two sequels but it was never adapted into a TV series until now. The new show is expected to arrive exclusively on AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder. Are you excited about a possible Creepshow TV series?