By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The legendary director is taking another turn in front of the camera.
Shudder has announced that Cronenberg, who has previously acted in movies like NIGHTBREED and JASON X, has joined the cast of SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD, the new eight-episode season of the popular series. Now shooting in Ontario, Canada, FLESH & BLOOD brings back previous cast members Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich, and Christopher Jacot in new roles, and also features new faces Rachael Crawford, Jeananne Goosen, Sydney Meyer and Alex Ozerov. Adam MacDonald (PYEWACKET, BACKCOUNTRY) is also returning as director for the series, which will stream exclusively on Shudder in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada, the UK and Ireland following its linear premieres in those countries. It will also be broadcast exclusively in Canada by Hollywood Suite. According to the official synopsis, “FLESH & BLOOD follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathering for a reunion on a secluded island. Their old wounds and competitive rivalries flare up when the family realizes a masked killer is on the island, intent on cruelly picking them off one by one.”
“SLASHER is clever, bloody, scary and fun, and adding David Cronenberg to the mix will take this new installment of the series to the next level,” says Shudder general manager Craig Engler. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with [creator] Aaron Martin and the team over at [production outfit] Shaftesbury to bring SLASHER: FLESH & BLOOD to Shudder members.”
“We are so thrilled that SLASHER will be brought back to life on Shudder,” says Shaftesbury chairman & CEO Christina Jennings. “We know the fans of the show weren’t ready to say goodbye, so we are eager to bring them the goriest, scariest chapter of this anthology yet.”
“The SLASHER series overdelivers on good old-fashioned gore, horror and fun with fast pacing and exceptional casting,” says Hollywood Suite president David Kines. “We are very excited to throw our support behind the series and resurrect it for another bone-chilling season.”