Shudder has just announced their new series “Critters: A New Binge!” The eight-episode series from Warner Bros. Television and Blue Ribbon Content marks the return of everyone’s favorite hairy, insatiable aliens from the horror franchise that began in 1986.
In the series, 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 directs the series, which is produced by Front Street Pictures Inc. and Abominable Pictures in association with Blue Ribbon Content. 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 producing. Jonathan Stern and Harvey Kahn serve as producers.
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.
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All episodes of “Critters: A New Binge” will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Thursday, March 21.