Shudder, AMC’s streaming service dedicated to scary flicks and thrillers, has renewed its horror anthology series “Creepshow” for a second season, the network announced on Wednesday.
The show, based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, is set to air its Season 1 finale on Thursday. “Creepshow” is Shudder’s first original series and has featured a number of stars during its debut season, including Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul”), David Arquette (“Scream” franchise), Big Boi (“Scream: The TV Series”), Kid Cudi (“Drunk Parents”), Dana Gould (“The Simpsons,” “Stan Against Evil”), and Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Lucifer”).
Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) served as executive producer and showrunner for the first season.
“‘Creepshow’ has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board,” Shudder GM Craig Engler said in a statement. “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.”
Shudder did not disclose any viewer data, beyond saying 50% of Shudder subscribers had watched at least one episode of the series, as part of its Tuesday announcement; the service did tout the show’s 92% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“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 EPs for Monster Agency Productions. Robert Dudelson, James Dudelson and Jordan Kizwani are EPs for Taurus. Russell Binder is EP and Marc Mostman is co-EP for Striker.
“For me, ‘Creepshow’ has been a true labor of love,” Nicotero said. “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 show’s Thursday finale will stream at 9 p.m. ET and will also be available on demand.