Tyana Sacree has finished filming a role on Verizon’s go90s reboot of “Critters“.
Verizon’s go90 streaming service has ordered this live-action comedy series from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content (BRC).
“Critters: A New Binge” is a series adaptation of the cult classic feature films about small furry aliens with big teeth.
The 1986 horror sci-fi comedy Critters launched a four film franchise about a race of small, porcupine like alien invaders who wreak havoc on Middle America. Pursued by a pair of shapeshifting bounty hunters, the ever hungry “Critters“ are ultimately thwarted by the local townsfolk. Part GREMLINS and part TERMINATOR, the movie featured classic practical puppet effects. In the new series, 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 where they wreak havoc on a group of high schoolers and their families.
The short form comedy horror series will call back to the playful tone and spirit of the classic original, while upping the ante both in laughs and “gross out” kills. It will be updating it for a new generation with current pop culture references and also by shooting the action sequences with a much more modern, quick cutting aesthetic than the previous installments. This time around, the setting also moves beyond the films’ small town shackles, shifting to a diverse, urban location with a cast to match. The series also delves deeper into the hierarchy of Critter society, revealing the creatures to be more than mindless balls of teeth. The Critters and their technology receive an upgrade as well, with advanced gadgets and weaponry now at their disposal. As the conflict between the humans and the Critters escalates, plot twists defy expectations, blurring the lines between the heroes and the villains.
Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan will write and executive produce, with Rubin also directing.