Disney+ Orders A ‘Goosebumps’ Live-Action Series!
Goosebumps, the best-selling book series of all time, with more than 400 million English-language books in print, has been picked up as a live-action series based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling books for Disney +.
The newest version, has been said to be in development since April of 2020, hails from Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic, Neal H. Moritz, producer of the Goosebumps and Goosebumps 2 films, and Sony Pictures TV.
Written by Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman, Goosebumps combines teen comedy with horror, action-adventure, mystery and psychological thrill.
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.
R.L. Stine has made a lot on noise in the live-action space, since Netflix adapted his more adult series of books "FEAR STREET". The 3 part horror anthology series, set in three different decades, was well received by viewers for its ultra-violent gory, slasher, supernatural take on the stories. Being that Goosebumps will be a Disney fuel project, I wouldn't expect anything that ambitious.
No word on if the series will be connected to the two films which started Jack Black in 2015 and a sequel in 2018.