A brand new live action television series based on R.L. Stine's bestselling horror book series was announced today via Deadline. Scholtastic Entertainment is teaming up with the two latest Goosebumps films producer Neal H. Moritz and Sony Pictures TV.
Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer, Iole Lucchese, announced the plans for a new series earlier today.
“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.”
The series will be executive produced by Lucchese, along with Caitlin Friedman, Scholastic’s SVP & General Manager, Moritz and Originals Head of Television Pavun Shetty. Moritz, clearly a big fan of Stine's work sounded excited to be on board with more Goosebumps.
“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.”
With Goosebumps first being published in 1992 by Scholtastic, R.L. Stine's Goosebumps has gone on to become one of the best selling book series of all time. In fact there's more than 350 million English language books in print, plus international editions in 32 different languages.
The original 90s TV series was a huge hit and has become a fan favourite amongst horror fans. And of course the 2015 and 2018 feature films proved highly successful grossing over $250 Million combined worldwide, so it's no wonder more has been ordered.
And of course if you need to remind yourself how great the original series and both films were, they are available to stream via Netflix.