Get ready for more crazy Critters antics, because the little carnivorous aliens are crashing down to earth once again in the new Shudder series Critters: A New Binge. The eight-episode horror-comedy series brings back the flesh-munching furballs called Krites for a new adventure when they return to Earth on a secret mission with bounty hunters hot on their heels, and from the looks of the first trailer, it’s going to bring all the campy, gory delights of the film franchise to the small screen.
The series comes from Warner Bros Television Group and was acquired by Shudder today. “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. 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.” said Peter Girardi, Executive Vice President, Blue Ribbon Content, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation.
All eight episodes of Critters: A New Binge will premiere exclusively on Shudder in the U.S. on Thursday, March 21. Joey Morgan, Stephi Chin-Salvo, Bzhaun Rohden, and Kirsten Robek star, with appearances from Gilbert Gottfried and Thomas Lennon. Written and executive produced by Zombeavers team Jordan Rubin, John Kaplan, and Al Kaplan, the series is directed by Jordan Rubin. Watch the first trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Critters: A New Binge.
Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high-schooler Christopher (Joey Morgan, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo, iZOMBIE), his best friend Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden, Van Helsing), and his mom Veronica (Kirsten Robek, The Edge of Seventeen), whose past will come back to bite them—literally. The series also features Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Justice League Action) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich).