The Creepshow must go on. Shudder announced on Wednesday that it has renewed its hit horror anthology series for a second season after a record-setting first season.
In a statement, Shudder executive Craig Engler said, "Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder's first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board. [Showrunner and executive producer] 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."
Nicotero added, "For me, Creepshow has been a true labor of love. 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 series, which is based on the 1982 movie of the same name that was written by Stephen King and directed by horror icon George A. Romero, has been a resounding success for the streaming service. In mid-October, Deadline reported that the series set viewing records for Shudder, with a whopping 54% of its subscribers having checked out an episode of the series. Its inaugural episode also claimed the record for the most minutes streamed on opening weekend compared to any other offering on the platform.
Season 1 of Creepshow stars David Arquette, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Big Boi, Jeffrey Combs, Kid Cudi, Bruce Davison, Giancarlo Esposito, Dana Gould, Tricia Helfer, and DJ Qualls. It features adaptations of stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Josh Malerman, and others.
Creepshow's Season 1 finale premieres Thursday, Oct. 31 on Shudder, both on demand and on the Shudder TV livestream at 9/8c.