From a media release:
Shudder, AMC Networksâ€™ premium service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has teamed up with award-winning production company Shaftesbury to make a new eight-episode installment of the hugely popular horror series,Â Slasher. Hailed byÂ Bloody DisgustingÂ as â€œtop-notch horror storytellingâ€,Â Slasher: Flesh & BloodÂ will stream exclusively on horror platform Shudder in the US, Australia and New Zealand in 2021. Shudder will also be the streaming home forÂ Flesh & BloodÂ in Canada, the UK and Ireland following its linear premieres in those countries. The series will be broadcast exclusively on Hollywood Suite in Canada. Production is underway now in Ontario, Canada.
Slasher: Flesh & BloodÂ 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. As with the past installments of the series,Â Slasher: Flesh & BloodÂ will combine elements of traditional murder mystery with the intense horror and bold kills that audiences have come to expect.
Canadian horror legend David Cronenberg has joined the cast for the new season, which will also continueÂ Slasherâ€™sÂ trend of bringing back cast members in new roles. Returning from previous seasons are Paula Brancati, Jefferson Brown, Patrice Goodman, Sabrina Grdevich, and Christopher Jacot. New faces this year include Rachael CrawfordÂ (Heartland),Â Jeananne GoosenÂ (The Walking Dead),Â Sydney MeyerÂ (Departure),Â andÂ Alex Ozerov (The Americans).
Slasher is developed and produced by Shaftesbury and created byÂ Aaron Martin.Â SlasherÂ is executive produced by Aaron Martin, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, David Ozer, Thomas P. Vitale, and Ian Carpenter, who also serves as showrunner; Adam MacDonald is director.