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Critters return!

Cult classic “Critters” is returning albeit not as a movie but as a TV series.

Verizon’s go90 streaming service has ordered a live-action series based on the series of films about the grotesque fuzzy aliens with the oversized toothy-pegs. In the series, 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.

“Critters : A New Binge” hails from Warner Bros. Television Group’s digital studio Blue Ribbon Content (BRC). 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 begins production shortly.

The original “Critters” released in 1986 featured ee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush, Scott Grimes and Billy Zane. It was followed by three sequels.

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