Deadline is reporting that Shudder’s Creepshow anthology series is set to air on the AMC network ahead of its second season premiere on the streaming platform giving those who haven’t subscribed a chance to see the first season in its entirety.
AMC, which owns Shudder, has shifted content back and forth between the two platforms before, most successfully with Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 which ran on the AMC network first before being transferred to the streaming service to expand its audience.
“There’s absolute crossover between the brand and the content on some of our linear channels and OTT services,” COO Ed Carroll said, in a quote in the Deadline article. “We think that [Creepshow] will be successful on AMC but will also then build audiences for the season two launch back on Shudder.”
Creepshow, based on the classic anthology film from 1982, made a big splash on Shudder last year under the leadership of The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero and garnering mostly positive reviews from fans and critics who enjoyed the overall nostalgic feel of the series along with a cast of stars that couldn’t be beat.
Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog and Creepshow the movie), Tobin Bell (Saw), Kid Cudi (Drunk Parents), David Arquette (Scream), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), and Giancarlo Esposito (Once Upon a Time) are just a few of the stars who appeared in episodes based on stories by Stephen King, Joe Hill, Josh Malerman and more.
We don’t have an exact date yet for when Creepshow will appear on AMC nor the season two premiere date for Shudder, but iHorror will keep you posted on that information as it becomes available.