Variety reports that “Creepshow” is paving its way to an early season 3 renewal.
Shudder, AMC’s horror and supernatural streaming service, has ordered a full set of season 3 scripts for the series based on George A. Romero’s iconic 1982 movie,Variety has learned exclusively.
The source says that the order comes from the fact its second season isn’t close to being in the can yet. Season 2 of “Creepshow” was due to start shooting in March in Atlanta, but was hit by the coronavirus production shutdown which has blighted every single film and series across the country.
As Shudder general manager Craig Engler explained in a statement, the script order is a contingency plan to allow showrunner Greg Nicotero and the creatives behind the show to “get as far ahead as possible.”
“Although season 2 is on pause while we wait until it’s safe to go into production, we wanted to use the time to start work on season 3 scripts to let Greg Nicotero and his amazing team get as far ahead as possible,” said Engler.
News of the script order comes after the show’s freshman season ended a strong run on AMC, following its debut on Shudder in Oct. 2019.