Ready or not, The Creep is coming back.
The third season of the horror anthology Creepshow debuts on Shudder Sept. 23, as reported by comicbook.com, and some juicy (bloody?) tidbits about the cast and episodes were dropped at the recent Comic-Con@Home event.
Some of the genre stars lined up for this season’s episodes include Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), James Remar (Dexter), Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night), Reid Scott (Venom) and Hannah Fierman (V/H/S).
And showrunner Greg Nicotero seems very excited about Season 3. “The most fun about Creepshow,” he said, “is every episode is very different. I wrote a bunch of them, and directed a lot of them. (Also) Rusty Cundieff directed, John Harrison directed, Joe Lynch directed. I had all the same people that did Season 2 come back.”
Discussing specific episodes, Nicotero said one show–Queen Bee, written by Erik Sandoval and Michael Rousselet– is “sort of a Beyoncé-type story.” The story deals with people who admire a singer, but who are controlled by her–because she’s an alien. “It’s kind of that sort of fun scenario,” he said. Nicotero also confirmed that an adaptation of the Joe Hill story Mums will appear this season.
Season 3 actually was born while the second season was still in progress. Nicotero said “the network was watching the cuts” as Season 2 was being put together, and asked if he had enough scripts to produce another six episodes. “Like an idiot, I said sure. Of course, it was much harder to just roll into 12 more stories–because it’s six episodes, 12 stories.”
The Creepshow series draws its inspiration from the 1982 horror anthology film directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The movie–an homage to the EC horror comics of the 1950s–stars Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen and King himself.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the third season of Creepshow on Shudder.