The Creep is looking friendlier than ever in a new video from behind the scenes of Shudder's Creepshow series. Posted on Instagram by executive producer Greg Nicotero, the ghastly ghoul can be seen actually grinning, as the animatronic has been given lips to give him the ability to smile. It's a bit mesmerizing to watch, as it's really impressive to see the detail given to the character by the FX team in all its horrific glory. You can take a look at The Creep smiling for yourself in the Instagram video below.

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In the caption of the post, Nicotero also says he's gearing up to begin shooting the second season of the hit Shudder series soon. "Prep begins in a few weeks then filming in Atlanta in March," Nicotero says. This also seems to suggest the second season will be hitting Shudder at a similar time as last year, which saw the first season premiere in September and conclude with its finale on Oct. 31. Just before the season finale premiered on Shudder, the streaming service also announced they had renewed the hit horror show for Creepshow season 2.

As The Creep is essentially the mascot of the series, Nicotero is spoiling nothing by showing that The Creep will return in season 2 of Creepshow. What remains to be seen is which stories will be covered in the anthology series, as each episode consists of two separate tales. With six episodes, the show's freshman season featured a blend of original stories along with retellings of horror stories from the likes of Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe Hill, Bruce Jones, and others. It seems likely that season 2 of Creepshow will adopt a similar approach.

Several familiar faces also appeared in a variety of interesting roles in Creepshow season 1. This includes notable horror genre fan favorites like Tobin Bell (Saw), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), and scream queen Adrienne Barbeau, who appeared in the original Creepshow. Other notable guest stars include Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), DJ Qualls (Breaking Bad), and rappers Big Boi and Kid Cudi. It will be interesting to see who shows up in the show's second season, as those we saw in season 1 all did a great job.

The Creepshow franchise began in 1982 with the release of the original anthology horror movie. Horror legend George A. Romero directed the classic flick, which used a screenplay by Stephen King. Six horror stories were included in the movie, including "The Crate," "Father's Day," and "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill." It would be interesting to see if future episodes of the TV series will reimagine any of the classic stories, but doing so could be very challenging, as the originals seem nearly impossible to top.

It's not yet clear when exactly Creepshow season 2 will debut on Shudder, but with the project filming very soon, it seems likely to arrive this fall in a timeframe similar to last year. Meanwhile, the entire first season can be streamed in its entirety on Shudder. For horror fans, it's definitely worth checking out, especially for fans of anthology movies and the original two Creepshow films. This news comes to us from Greg Nicotero on Instagram.

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