Decades after the first Critters chomped their way into horror fans’ hearts, the not-so-adorable creatures are back in a new series. Shudder announced the series Critters: A New Binge will be coming to the service on March 21. Living up to its name, all episodes will be available at once for the ultimate horror-comedy feast.
The service provided a brief synopsis that should appease any Critters aficionado: “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.” Gilbert Gottfried and Thomas Lennon are also a part of the series.
Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation was excited about the prospects of bringing this horror property to Shudder, “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.”
Behind the scenes, the series features a healthy mix of familiar names and new additions to the franchise. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper act as executive producers along with Ivana Kirkbride and Chris Castallo. Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan, and Al Kaplan (Zombeavers) not only act as executive producers, they’re also the creative team for the series.
Want something to do while you wait for the series? Catch up with our review of Shout Factory’s Critters Blu-ray box set.