Who would have thought 2018 would mark the beginning of a Critters resurgence? It started with Scream Factory releasing all four films in a box set, then the announcement came about from SyFy that they’d acquired the rights to the franchise, and then today. Today was a glorious day as Shudder revealed that they will be releasing an 8 part miniseries featuring the maniacal hairy ones.
Shudder didn’t just release the announcement, but included the trailer for the series, which can be seen below.
What are the critters up to 27 years since they’re last mayhem? The official plot synopsis reads:
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!).