It seems like Disney is going a bit “scarier” with their upcoming Disney+ shows. Previously we reported that they want to do a Star Wars: The High Republic show that is like “Stranger Things” featuring younger actors and now they will be airing a new Goosebumps show.
Goosebumps is extremely popular with kids. Both of mine loved the books by R.L. Stine. There are 400 million copies of the over 200 books available in English out there. It’s also been adapted into 32 other languages and could give Disney a property that would be popular in many of it’s Disney+ locations.
This story come exclusively from Variety.
According the the outlet, the previous rumored return of the show from April 2020 was true and Disney has given a 10-episode order. Goosebumps has had a couple of different iterations based on the R.L. Stine books including shows and movies.
The original show aired for a couple of years on the 1990’s.
Actually two of the people involved in the series, Neal Moritz and Rob Letterman, worked on the Goosebumps films released in 2015 and 2018.
The new show is reported as:
“The series follows a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together – thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries, and pasts with each other – in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.”
This is apparently being done in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television and Scholastic Entertainment. With Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television Studios listed as producers.
“Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman serve as writers and executive producers on the show, with Stoller executive producing via Stoller Global Solutions. Letterman will also direct the first episode. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film, Conor Welch of Stoller Global Solutions, and Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment are also executive producing. Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce. Original Film and Stoller Global Solutions are currently under TV overall deals with Sony.”
It looks like Disney is actively trying to target the kid audience that would be interested in darker shows with both Goosebumps and The High Republic.
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