AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder greatly increased its range of original and exclusive content over the past year, and one of its most anticipated upcoming shows is Creepshow. The anthology series will be based on the cult 1982 movie, which was written by Stephen King and directed by George Romero. It has now been announced that fans will be able to see a preview of the show at San Diego Comic-Con next week.
Shudder confirmed that the Creepshow panel will take place on Friday, July 19 at 5.45pm in Room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center. There will be some big names at the panel, including showrunner and make-up effects pioneer Greg Nicotero, who is best known for his work on The Walking Dead, and King’s son Joe Hill, who has written for the new show. In terms of cast members, expect to see Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), and genre icon Adrienne Barbeau, who starred in the original Creepshow as well as films like The Fog and Escape from New York.
Shudder is yet to announce a premiere date for Creepshow. However, it has released details of the show’s 12 stories, which will be be spread across six episodes. They include “The Finger,” written by The Crow’s David J. Schow, “The House of the Head,” from Birdbox author Josh Malerman, and “Gray Matter,” based on a Stephen King story.
The Shudder panel isn’t the only event that horror fans will want to check out at SDCC. On the night of Thursday, July 18, New Line Cinema will host ScareDiego, its annual horror event, which this year will showcase upcoming King movie adaptations It: Chapter 2 and Doctor Sleep.
For more SDCC coverage on GameSpot, check out our guide to the convention’s schedules, panels, and news.