The popular Shudder docu-series Cursed Films is getting a second season. It was announced today that the show is currently in production and will premiere in 2021. There is no word yet on which films will be highlighted for its sophomore year.
Written, directed and executive produced by Jay Cheel the inaugural season focused on infamous movie productions that were hit with bad luck and misfortune.
The first season examined The Omen, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie.
Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager, said in a statement: “Season one of Cursed Films captivated audiences with its thoughtful but unflinching exploration of the often tragic events surrounding some of history’s most notorious productions, becoming an instant hit for us and earning rave reviews from both critics and viewers. Since its debut, the number one question we’ve been asked is: Will there be more, and how soon? We’re delighted to say that we’re partnering with Jay once again for a second season of Cursed Films that will be even bigger and better than the first.”
Adding to that, Cheel says he is going international for season two.
“Filming season one of Cursed Films was an amazing experience, so I’m thrilled to have the chance to interview a new group of talented filmmakers and film critics while exploring the stories behind five more legendarily ill-fated film productions,” said Cheel. “This time around we’ll be heading outside of North America for a few episodes, which will not only widen the scope of the series but offer an exciting collection of stories connected to a diverse group of movies.”
The show premiered in April 2020 and became an instant hit. In fact, it became the second most-watched series premiere in Shudder history after Creepshow.
“We’re thrilled to be on board for the second season of Cursed Films and to be working with Jay and Shudder. We can’t wait to dive into the fascinating stories behind these films and see where Jay’s bold vision and creative approach takes us this season,” said executive producers Jonas Prupas and Courtney Dobbins.
Season two of Cursed Films will be written, directed and edited by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine) and executive produced by Jonas Prupas and Courtney Dobbins from Muse Entertainment, along with Jay Cheel and Brian Robertson from Low End.