Critters: A New Binge is an American horror-comedy web television series that premiered on Shudder on March 21, 2019. A reboot of the original franchise, the series takes place in Livingston, Iowa and features all new characters.
|Critters: A New Binge|
by Domonic Muir
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Production companies||Warner Bros. Digital|
Blue Ribbon Content
|Original release||March 21, 2019|
The Krites arrive on Earth on a secret mission to rescue a missing comrade. Standing in the way of their plans are a group of high school students: Christopher (Joey Morgan), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo), and his best friend, Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden). The teens soon receive help in the form of three intergalactic bounty hunters.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Joey Morgan as Christopher
- Stephi Chin-Salvo as Dana
- Bzhaun Rhoden as Charlie
- Kirsten Robek as Veronica
- Gilbert Gottfried as Uncle
- Tom Pickett as Bounty Hunter #1
- Toby Levins as Bounty Hunter #2
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"No Eating"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|2||"Beginnings"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|3||"Party Time"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|4||"Veronica"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|5||"Detention"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|6||"For Crites Sake"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|7||"Split Decision"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
|8||"The Final Battle"||Jordan Rubin||Al & Jon Kaplan||March 21, 2019|
In 2014, Warner Bros. announced plans to produce a web series based on the Critters films. Producer Peter Girardi at Warner Bros. Digital reached out to writer-director Jordan Rubin to see if he was interested in the project. Rubin put together a pitch for the series with his writing partners, Jon and Al Kaplan, and the project was greenlit.
The series received mixed reviews. Bloody Disgusting gave the series one-and-a-half skulls, declaring the "CG effects are so Syfy-level bad that they wouldn’t have even passed muster back in the ’90s" and the episodes "absolutely loaded with that bargain basement effects work" and "lowbrow humor". JoBlo gave the series a 6 out of 10, saying that "there's going to be a split reaction to A New Binge. I don't think the story crafted by Rubin and his co-writers Al Kaplan and Jon Kaplan is one that anybody was expecting to see told in this franchise". Ultimately, the review felt it was "a very innocuous piece of entertainment".
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