Director and actor David Cronenberg (Dead Ringers) is teaming up with Shaftesbury Productions to appear in an all new season of popular horror series Slasher. Titled Slasher: Flesh & Blood, the eight episode series will appear exclusively on Shudder. Production on the show is currently underway in Ontario, Canada.
According to a statement we received this morning, the new season “follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathering for a reunion on a secluded island. Their old wounds and competitive rivalries flare up when the family realizes a masked killer is on the island, intent on cruelly picking them off one by one.”
Cronenberg joins a cast of returning stars from previous seasons including Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich, and Christopher Jacot as well as new cast members Rachael Crawford (Heartland), Jeananne Goosen (The Walking Dead), Sydney Meyer (Departure), and Alex Ozerov (The Americans).
“Slasher is clever, bloody, scary and fun, and adding David Cronenberg to the mix will take this new installment of the series to the next level,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Aaron Martin and the team over at Shaftesbury to bring the Slasher: Flesh and Blood to Shudder members.”
“We are so thrilled that Slasher will be brought back to life on Shudder,” added Shaftesbury Chairman & CEO Christina Jennings. “We know the fans of the show weren’t ready to say goodbye, so we are eager to bring them the goriest, scariest chapter of this anthology yet.”
Slasher: Flesh & Blood will stream exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand in 2021. The series will also appear on the streaming service in Canada, the UK, and Ireland after its linear premiere in those territories. Canadian viewers will be able to see the show initially exclusively on Hollywood Suite.
iHorror will keep you posted on more developments with Slasher: Flesh & Blood as they become available.