Disney+ Lands Live-Action ‘Goosebumps’ Series

by Thomas Tuna

Those long-gestating goosebumps are on their way to Disney+.

A new live-action Goosebumps TV series–based on R.L. Stine’s monstrously successful books–has been in the planning stages for nearly two years now–as reported here in Horror News Network–and this week, word came down that 10 episodes have been ordered by Disney+.

The series–according to a report on Variety–will follow 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 and rivalries–in order to save it, learning about their parents’ teenage secrets in the process.”

This will be the second live-action Goosebumps TV series, with the first running for four seasons and 74 episodes from 1996-1998. The popular books also were adapted into two feature films (starring Jack Black) in 2015 and 2018–movies that grossed more than $250 million at the box office.

Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman will serve as writers and executive producers for the new series, with Letterman also directing the first episode.

Stine’s Goosebumps novelswhich have sold more than 400 million English-language units, not to mention international editions in 32 languages–boast more than 200 terrifying tales, so there should be no lack of material for the Disney+ series.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Disney+ Goosebumps series.


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