Live-Action ‘Goosebumps’ Set For Small Screen

by Thomas Tuna

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.

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