After being in the works for more than a year, the new live-action Goosebumps television series has been picked up by Disney+.
According to a report by Variety, the series has been given a 10-episode order from Disney. The Goosebumps TV series initially was reported as having been in development as early as April 2020, but no official news had come out on the project since then.
Goosebumps is said to follow a group of five high school students who inadvertently unleash a bunch of supernatural forces onto their town. The students must then work together in order to not only save their own, but also uncover the mysteries of their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.
This will be the second official live-action Goosebumps series to air. The first series premiered in 1996 and ran for four seasons and 74 episodes before concluding in 1998. The initial series was an anthology, with each episode taking a different R.L. Stine Goosebumps book and turning it into its own episode, with some books spanning multiple episodes. For Stine, this will be the second series he’s done with Disney+, as the company just recently released a series based on his Just Beyond graphic novels in October 2021.
Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman will serve as writers for the live-action series, as well as executive producing it. Neal H. Mortiz, who was a producer on the 2015 and 2018 Goosebumps film, Pavun Shetty, Conor Welch, Iole Lucchese, and Caitlin Friedman are also attached to the project as executive producers. Letterman is set to direct the first episode of the series and also directed the first Goosebumps film in 2015.