Creepshow Season 2 is moving ahead with production after a COVID-caused delay froze progress back in March.
Shudder, the horror-centric premium streaming service offshoot of cable channel AMC, has announced that the Atlanta, Georgia production of Creepshow has commenced, putting the show’s second season—ordered this past October—back on track for its 2021 release window. With cameras now rolling, the cast for the second season has been revealed, featuring names such as the Pitch Perfect film franchise’s Anna Camp, AMC’s The Walking Dead regular Josh McDermitt, The Mindy Project’s Adam Pally, Hellraiser film franchise star Ashley Laurence and the venerable star of genre classics The Thing and They Live, Keith David.
The news of the resumed—or, more appropriately, resurrected—production should delight fans of the horror anthology series, which has The Walking Dead executive producer and effects maestro Greg Nicotero as the showrunner and driving creative force in the serial revival of the classic 1982 film of the same name directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. This is especially the case as AMC recently ordered scripts for a prospective Season 3, although stopped short of an official renewal, especially as Season 2 spent the last six months on the backlog. Thusly, the production announcement signals that the gears will likely start to turn behind the scenes for Creepshow Season 3 as well. As Nicotero lauds of resuming production, also providing an update:
“I’ve never been happier to get behind the camera as I am today. After missing our shoot date in March by just over 48 hours, season 2 of Creepshow hits the ground running as cameras begin to roll. The cast and crew have a level of excitement and enthusiasm I’ve never seen before and it’s inspiring. So many of us in the entertainment industry have been waiting for the day we can begin to do what we do best—to have some fun together creating new worlds, new adventures and new thrills.”
Some details for four episodes (of six,) of Creepshow Season 2—all to be directed by Nicotero—were also provided by way of the official cast list.