It’s been 26 years since a Critters movie hit the streets, with New Line’s long dormant 4 film franchise machine that started in 1986 has been considered dead and buried for years. There’s always been a cult love for the property, in particular the first two installments, and now U.S. network Verizon go90 has announced it is bringing the alien eating machines to the small screen with a straight to series order for Critters: A New Binge. This from Variety:
In “Critters: A New Binge,” 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 families. Jordan Rubin, Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan will write and executive produce, with Rubin also directing. Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, from the original “Critters” film franchise, are producers. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Verizon.