After More Than 25 Years, They’re Back…and They’re Extra Hungry
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, today announced the acquisition of the exclusive U.S. rights to Critters: A New Binge, an eight episode short-form series from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content. The horror-comedy series picks up the tale of the Critters, everyone’s favorite hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens from the beloved film franchise. All episodes of Critters: A New Binge will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Thursday, March 21.
Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high-schooler Christopher (Joey Morgan, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo, iZOMBIE), his best friend Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden, Van Helsing), and his mom Veronica (Kirsten Robek, The Edge of Seventeen) , whose past will come back to bite them—literally. The series also features Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin , Justice League Action) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911! , Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich).
Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan, and Al Kaplan, the creative team behind Zombeavers and The Drone, wrote the series and serve as executive producers. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, from the original Critters film franchise, as well as Ivana Kirkbride and Chris Castallo are also executive producers. Jonathan Stern and Harvey Kahn are producers. Jordan Rubin directs the series, which is produced by Front Street Pictures Inc. and Abominable Pictures in association with Blue Ribbon Content.
“It’s been more than 30 years since the Critters first landed on the big screen, and we’re incredibly proud to bring this cult classic franchise back to fans. Shudder is the perfect platform for this fun, scary new take on everyone’s favorite, furry extraterrestrial threat. We are committed to delivering Shudder members the best horror content available and this time we are also bringing the laughs.” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation.