Just an hour ago, it was announced that Critters: A New Binge, an eight-episode short-form series based on the New Line film franchise, will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Thursday, March 21.
Now, we have the first images from the horror-comedy series that picks up the tale of the Critters, everyone’s favorite hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens from the beloved film franchise. And yes, they’ve been brought back to life with classic practical effects!
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.