If, like me, you spent the ’90s and early 2000s either reading or watching Goosebumps, then you may be pleased to know that a new series based on R.L. Stine's beloved books is in the works.
Deadline reports that Scholastic Entertainment, Neal H. Moritz (producer of 2015's Goosebumps movie and 2018's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween), and Sony Pictures TV are all teaming up to create a new live-action Goosebumps series.
Via Deadline, here's what Iole Lucchese., Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer, had to say about the new 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. 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."
Moritz also shared his excitement for the new series (via Deadline):
"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."
Lucchese, Scholastic’s SVP & General Manager Caitlin Friedman, Originals Head of Television Pavun Shetty, and Moritz will executive produce the new series. There's no word yet on what network or streaming service would be home to the new series.
In addition to the aforementioned movies, the Goosebumps book series (which was initially published between 1992–1997 in its original 62-book run) was previously adapted as an anthology series of 74 episodes that initially aired from 1995–1998 (some of which I probably still have on VHS from Saturday morning recordings).
We'll have to wait and see what a new Goosebumps series looks like, but with Stine keeping busy over the past couple of decades on various Goosebumps book series, there is plenty of content for the new TV show to adapt, in addition to the classic creatures and spooky situations from the original Goosebumps.
With Are You Afraid of the Dark? returning last year and being renewed for a second season by Nickelodeon, it seems that ’90s horror nostalgia is alive and well, and we'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed.