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Critters coming to the small screen

January 12th, 2018 by Dave Bowling Comments

80s comedy horror schlock-fest Critters is heading for a TV screen near you.

A series titled Critters: A New Binge has been commissioned by Verizon’s go90 streaming service. Blue Ribbon Content, Warner Bros. Television’s digital studio, will produce the series and filming is expected to start early this year. Original film series producers Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper have signed on, and Jordan Rubin will write and direct the series.

The announcement included a short synopsis:

“The critters return to Earth in search of one of their kin, who was left behind years ago during an earlier mission. They land in Burbank, Calif., where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families.”

For the uninitiated, the Critters series featured a race of carnivorous aliens called Krites and their interactions with humans. The ravenous Critters exist only to eat and breed and frequently chow their way through anyone and anything. Four movies were made between 1986 and 1992, with the series noted for its creative (if low-budget) effects and dark humour. Hopefully the TV show will maintain the use of practical effects.

Critters: A New Binge will begin filming early in 2018.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...