Live-Action ‘Goosebumps’ Set For Small Screen

If you love getting that tingly feeling on your arms as much as the next horror fan, here’s some great news: R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps novels will get the small-screen treatment before you know it.

These books, among the most popular and successful novels in the genre, will be adapted by Scholastic Entertainment in partnership with Sony Pictures Television and producer Neal H. Moritz in a new TV series, according to Deadline.

Moritz also produced Goosebumps and Goosebumps 2 for the Silver Screen. These 2015 and 2018 movies, starring Jack Black, were successful to the tune of a combined $250 million.

The new TV series–which will have Scholastic Entertainment’s president Iole Lucchese as executive producer–will stem from the media division of Scholastic.

Lucchese is very enthusiastic about the new project. ” Goosebumps has been keeping kids and families on the edge of their seats for nearly 30 years, and we’re very excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz to bring the enduring brand to life in a fresh, new way for today’s generation,” Lucchese said in a statement.

Moritz was equally upbeat about the upcoming series. “I loved making the Goosebumps movies,” he said, “and can’t wait to bring even more of R.L. Stine’s incredible stories to life through a high-end television series that speaks to both adults and kids alike.”

The Goosebumps novels have been incredibly successful, with more than 350 English-language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages. These tales followed children in various creepy situations, usually involving the supernatural.

The original TV series was just as successful, coming in at No. 1 in the ratings for five consecutive seasons.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the exact release date of what will be a wonderfully frightening event for children of all ages.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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