Shudder’s upcoming streaming revival of Creepshow has added a number of stars to the call sheet of the show. The official Creepshow Twitter account shared the Variety-exclusive.
Two Grammy winners have joined the cast for episodes of the anthology series. Kid Cudi, is a 39-year-old rapper, producer, and actor hailing from Cleveland. Cudi has had a number of roles in films such as Need for Speed, Entourage, and James White. He took over as bandleader for Reggie Watts on the IFC series Comedy Bang Bang. Kid Cudi features in the Creepshow episode “Bad Wolf Down” alongside Jefferey Combs, written and directed by Rob Schrab.
Big Boi, Antwan André Patton, is a 44-year-old rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer. He is part of the Outkast duo alongside André 3000. The performer had a memorable voice acting appearance on King of the Hill. He was also a voice actor in Freaknik: The Musical for Adult Swim. Big Boi features in the Creepshow episode “The Man in the Suitcase.” This episode is written by Christopher Buehlman and directed by Dave Bruckner.
Aside from the aforementioned Jeffery Combs, Creepshow has also added many other talents. Added to the list are Bruce Davison, DJ Qualls, Adrienne Barbeau, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tobin Bell. Creepshow is shaping up to be Shudder’s most ambitious project to date.
Creepshow is based on the anthology film series first developed by George A. Romero and Stephen King. The film was widely successful and a hit with the audience for horror content and black comedic elements. Continuing that tradition will be director Greg Nicotero of The Walking Dead. Additionally, the new show will continue to adapt material from King, in addition to work by his son, Joe Hill.
Creepshow Coming Soon
The production companies attached to the show are the Cartel, Monster Agency productions, Taurus Entertainment, and Striker Entertainment. Creepshow does not have a set premiere date but is said to premiere on Shudder later this year.