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Shudder Renews Creepshow & Slasher, Announces Queer For Fear Docuseries

February 10, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Creepshow Season 2 Image Credit: Shudder

Shudder is going in on new seasons of Creepshow and Slasher, as well as ordering a new docuseries on queer horror. AMC Networks announced today at the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour that they have given Creepshow a fourth season, as well as announcing Slasher: Ripper.

Slasher: Ripper will begin production this spring and will star Eric McCormack as Basil Garvey, described as “a charismatic tycoon whose success is only rivaled by his ruthlessness, as he oversees a city on the cusp of a new century, and a social upheaval that will see its streets run red with blood.” It is set to begin production this spring and is described as follows:

Shudder’s Slasher: Ripper takes the Slasher franchise back in time to the late 19th century — there’s a killer stalking the mean streets, but instead of targeting the poor and downtrodden like Jack the Ripper, The Widow is meting out justice against the rich and powerful. The only person standing in the way of this killer is the newly promoted detective, Kenneth Rijkers, whose ironclad belief in justice may wind up being yet another victim of The Widow.

In addition, the service announced Queer For Fear: The History of Queer Horror, a four-part docuseries on queer horror from executive producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal). The series will “explore the influence of the LGBTQ community throughout the horror genres,” as revealed during the press tour.