Disney+ Developing New ‘Goosebumps’ Live-Action Series
Disney+ has picked up the newest live-action adaption of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps, according to Variety. The series has been in the process of development since April of 2020. Goosebumps will be a ten-episode series for the streaming service. This project will serve as the fourth adaption of the famous book series.
Notably, this adaption will not be an anthology like the books or TV series that aired from 1996 to 1998. It will be more like the films which gathered all our favorite monsters from the books. The series will follow a group of teens that unleash the supernatural figures from the books into the real world. They will have to work together in order to defeat the evil. The series sounds much like the movies, but will likely be a lot different considering length.
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Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman will be writing and executive producing Goosebumps. Letterman will direct an episode while Stoller will produce under his Stoller Global Solutions. Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman will also serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Television will also produce as they have an overall deal with Stoller Global Solutions and Original Film who will also be helping produce the show.
Neal H. Moritz of Original Film produced the two Goosebumps’ films from 2015 and 2018. The films starred Jack Black, Madison Iseman, and Odeya Rush among others. The films grossed over $250 Million dollars and Letterman directed the first film. So, this is mostly the creators of the films turning their project into a TV series.
Starting in 1992, the Goosebumps book series is still continuing today. The books range from chapter books to graphic novels. Scholastic Published the book series and made it one of the best-selling series of all time. There are several different versions, series, and adaptions of these books. The possibilities are endless when it comes to TV and Film for Goosebumps.
Stine’s Just Beyond book series was been adapted to a Disney+ show that aired in October for eight episodes. His Fear Street book series was also turned into a three-part film trilogy for Netflix. Suffice to say, Stine’s book series is an important part of pop culture.
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