A Brand New Live Action Goosebumps TV Show Is In The Works
A brand new Goosebumps live action series is in the works - and I don't care that I'm an adult, I can't wait to see it.
Scholastic Entertainment revealed today it will be joining forces with Goosebumps movie producer Neal H. Moritz and Sony Pictures Television to bring the creepy stories to the small screen, Deadline reports.
Announcing the news, Scholastic Entertainment president and chief strategy officer Iole Lucchese said: "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."
Mortiz added: "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."
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As yet there's no further details on when the show will be released or which network it'll be aired on. We do know that Lucchese is onboard as executive producer alongside Moritz, Caitlin Friedman, Scholastic's SVP and general manager and Pavun Shetty.
Of course, this isn't the first time the books have been made into a TV series, as 90s babies will know, meaning the new series could provide a huge dose of nostalgia for fans of the original or those who grew up reading the books.
The series is also likely to attract many younger fans who have got into the books following the success of the movies.
The movies, Goosebumps released in 2015 and 2018's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, were a huge hit with audiences, grossing more than $250 million (£201m) together.
Meanwhile, the book series is one of the best-selling of all time and has been translated into a whopping 32 languages. A bunch of spin-off book franchises have also been released including Goosebumps Most Wanted, Goosebumps HorrorLand and Goosebumps SlappyWorld.
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