New CREEPSHOW Horror Series Casts Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, and Giancarlo Esposito in "Grey Matter" Episode
Shutter’s upcoming revival of the horror anthology franchise Creepshow is currently in development with Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead) leading the charge on it. As a fan of the original Stephen King and George A. Romero Creepshow movies, I’m looking forward to this.
Today we have some casting information to share with you. According to Deadline, Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow,The Fog), Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) and Tobin Bell (Saw) will star in an episode of the series called “Grey Matter” which is based on the Stephen King story.
“Gray Matter” will be adapted by Byron Willinger and Philip de Blasi (The Commuter) and will be directed by series showrunner Greg Nicotero.
In “Gray Matter,” “Doc and Chief, two old-timers in a small, dying town, brave a storm to check on Richie, an alcoholic single father, after encountering his terrified son at the local convenience store.” The story was first published in 1973, and is part of King’s 1978 collection, Night Shift.
Barbeau will be returning to the Creepshow franchise following her portrayal of Billie in the 1982 segment, “The Crate.” She had this to say in a statement:
“I was thrilled when Greg asked me to join the Creepshow world once again. And then working with Tobin and Giancarlo, with Greg as our director, well, that was the icing on the cake — no, not that cake. Oh, you know what I mean.”
Stephen King and his son Joe Hill are involved with the development of this Creepshow series, which makes me happy because it means that there’s a good chance the series is going to be good. In regards to directing ”Grey Matter”, Nicotero said:
“I feel I’m in great company getting the opportunity to direct a story written by Steve. Between Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and The Stand, I’ve always found his stories rich in relatable characters forced into supernatural situations beyond their control—the everyday person’s primal fears. To visualize ‘Gray Matter’ for Creepshow with the help of Adrienne, Giancarlo and Tobin was about as good as it gets for a horror fan from Pittsburgh!”
Shudder has confirmed eight of the twelve segments that will make up Creepshow’s six-episode season. Previously announced segments include “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill, “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box), “The Companion” based on the short story by Joe R. Lansdale, Kasey Lansdale and Keith Lansdale, “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman, “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones, “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito, and “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab.
Are you excited about Creepshow making a comeback with this anthology series?