A brand new live-action ‘Goosebumps’ series is in development
Fans of the Goosebumps series are in for a treat as the franchise is being brought to life with a live-action series now in the works.
It's still unclear how involved original author R.L. Stine will be getting with the series or if it will impact the potential for a sequel to the film.
Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer Iole Lucchese says the new series is presenting new adventures within the wildly popular series.
"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," says Lucchese. "From the world-famous book series to a full-scale licensing program and even live-action movies starring Jack Black, Goosebumps remains wildly popular and we look forward to presenting new adventures to give fans even more Goosebumps."
Lucchese is acting as an executive producer for the series along with Moritz, Caitlin Friedman, Scholastic’s SVP and General Manager, and Original Film's Head of Television Pavun Shetty.
"I loved making the Goosebumps movies 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," says Moritz.
Goosebumps previously made its way to television screens in the '90s. The series lasted for several seasons adapting the events of the books.
Plenty more books in the series are available since that show was airing though so there's definitely enough material for a brand new show to pull from.
The book series is one of the best selling series' of all time with over 350 million English-language books in print plus international versions.
As of now, no release dates are available as it's in the development stages but stay tuned for more info on when we'll be able to watch the series.
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