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WATCH: Trailer drops for new Critters series. No, really.

March 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Holy heck… of all the movies we expected to make a return to the public consciousness, Critter wasn’t the one.

But here we are.

The series, called Critters: A New Binge, will be an eight-episode shortform series picking up with the hairy, carnivorous, insatiable aliens from the beloved film franchise. It is developed by Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio, Blue Ribbon Content, with Jordan Rubin and Jon and Al Kaplan – creators of Zombeavers and The Drone.

Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high schooler Christopher (Joey Morgan), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo), his best friend Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden) and his mom Veronica (Kirsten Robek), who harbors a dark secret. Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Justice League Action) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich) are also featured in the series.

“It’s been more than 30 years since the Critters first landed on the big screen, and we’re incredibly proud to bring this cult classic franchise back to fans,” said Peter Girardi, alternative programming vice president at Warner Bros. Animation in a press release. “Shudder is the perfect platform for this fun, scary new take on everyone’s favorite, furry extraterrestrial threat. We are committed to delivering Shudder members the best horror content available and this time we are also bringing the laughs.”

The Critters franchise started in 1986 with the release of the first movie, Critters, spawning three sequels. Part three starred a fresh and mostly unknown Leonardo DiCaprio. Critters: A New Binge will premiere in its entirety exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Mar. 21.

 

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….