Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, has announced the acquisition of the exclusive US rights to Critters: A New Binge, an eight episode short-form series from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content. All episodes will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the US. on Thursday, March 21. We don’t have any new on the UK rights so far though.
Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth searching for a lost friend that was left behind. They land in Burbank and soon torment a group of high-schoolers and their families.
Says Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation:
“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
Critters fans have something else to get excited about as well. It seems that Critters 5 has wrapped. The Facebook fan group ‘Critters Rehatched’ got the scoop on this one over the weekend, when behind the scenes photos were shared by a member of the crew – and then deleted. Bobby Miller is apparently the director, and there’s a rumuor that Dee Wallace, star of the original Critters, is in it, which seems to derive from her recently being in South Africa for a shoot.