Cult classic horror franchise Critters (1986) will be returning almost thirty years since the release of the
original film. The series that saw its last installment released in 1992 will be hitting our small screens
with a new TV series: Critters: A New Binge.
The original films followed an alien species escaping incarceration and flee to a little planet called Earth.
There they begin rampaging through small town America, eating and terrorizing a small family. Hot on
their heels are two alien bounty hunters (with a bit of an image issue) “trying” to blend in with the locals
and find the critters before they take over.
The original film spawned three sequels continuing the story of the critters. One constant figure in the
series, other than the critters, is an odd conspiracy theorist by the name of Charlie. Through each film he
has been a prevalent protagonist to the hungry aliens. No word on if the character would be mentioned
in the new series.
Originally revealed by Variety, Verizon’s go90 has put into motion new series “Critters: A New Binge”
from digital studios Blue Ribbon Content. The subsidiary of Warner Bros. Television Group will tell an
original story involving our fur balls with teeth, the Critters.
The critters return to Earth in search of one of their kin, who was left behind years ago during an earlier
mission. They land in Burbank, Calif., where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their
The series will be produced for Verizon by Abominable Pictures along with Blue Ribbon Content. Jordan
Rubin, Jon Kaplan, and Al Kaplan will write and executive produce the series. The creative minds behind
the production of films like Zombeavers will also see Rubin directing the Crites in their havoc.
Veterans of the original films, Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, will also produce.