‘Critters: A New Binge’ Director on Giving the Crites More Dialogue and Leaning Into Comedy [Interview]
Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 by Fred Topel
Last year, we interviewed director Jordan Rubin at the winter Television Critics Association press tour when Warner Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Content introduced his new series, Critters: A New Binge. Today, that series premieres on the Shudder streaming service and we had a chance to catch up with Rubin again.
1986’s Critters was New Line Cinema’s answer to Gremlins. The Crites are evil little furballs who shoot poison quills and are pursued on Earth by bounty hunters with no faces who can change to resemble any human. Critters was a hit, so 1988 saw Critters 2: The Main Course. However, Critters 3 and Critters 4 went straight to video.
Critters: A New Binge picks up with the Crites returning to Earth on a mission that will reveal itself over eight 10-minute episodes. Our human heroes Chris (Joey Morgan), Charlie (Bzhaun Roden) and Dana (Stephie Chin-Salvo) encounter the Crites while a new pair of bounty hunters take new faces to hunt them down.