According to reporting in Variety, a TV series based on the 1986’s genre favorite Critters: A New Binge is coming to Verizon’s go90 courtesy of Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content. Launched in October 2015 by Verizon, go90 is a free streaming service that does not require a subscription.
The series will follow the fuzzy aliens as they land in Burbank, California in search of one of their kin who was left behind years ago. Jordan Rubin, who is set to direct the series, will be joined by both Jon and Al Kaplan on the writing duty. Original Critters producers Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper will return as producers in this series as well.
Making its debut in 1986, the horror-comedy quickly became a cult classic among fans. Released by New Line Cinema, the film starred horror-icon Dee Wallace and even had special effects by the Chiodo brothers. With a budget of only $2 million dollars the film took in over $13 million dollars at the box office, making way for the sequel two years later, Critters 2: The Main Course. While Critters: A New Binge has been in the works for years, there is no word as of yet on casting or premiere date.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more news on the upcoming Critters: A New Binge series.