Shudder is rebooting FX guru Tom Savini’s “Creepshow.” Thanks to EW, we now have a first look at an upcoming episode featuring Tricia Helfer, which will be directed by Roxanne Benjamin.
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Showrunner Greg Nicotero offered the following comments on the project:
“It’s a take on an old Mario Bava movie. I always loved Tricia. She plays a strong female executive who finds herself in this untenable supernatural situation that she can’t control. I was very ambitious and attacked Creepshow with a lot of tenacity,” Nicotero said.
“We were set to do six episodes, but I insisted that we shoot twelve stories in six episodes, because I wanted that Creepshow feel. So, we ended up having to create an entirely new universe, with an entirely new cast, every three and a half days.”
Savini will also be offering his assistance on the project. Castmembers include David Arquette, Dana Gould, Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell. No trailer or exact release date has been announced as of this writing. Nicotero is set for a panel at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con. We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.