Chilling Adventures Await: Disney+ Set to Debut New “Goosebumps” Series on Friday the 13th

Get ready to embark on a spine-tingling journey as “Goosebumps,” the eagerly awaited series inspired by R.L. Stine’s iconic book franchise, is set to premiere on Disney+ this Friday, October 13. Produced by Disney Branded Television and Sony Pictures Television, the 10-part series is set to kick off with a five-episode drop as part of Disney+’s special “Hallowstream” celebrations, followed by weekly releases of new episodes. The series’ premiere date teaser and fresh images have been unveiled, promising an eerie and suspenseful adventure.

Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, expressed excitement about bringing the beloved “Goosebumps” franchise to a new generation, saying, “R.L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ franchise is a pop culture phenomenon that holds a special place in the hearts of people of all ages.” Davis hopes the spooky new series on Disney+ will captivate both new audiences and lifelong fans nostalgic for the tales that defined their generation.

Into the Shadows: Unraveling Secrets and Mysteries

“Goosebumps” thrusts viewers into a world of mystery and suspense as it follows a group of five high schoolers on a shadowy and twisted journey. Their mission: to investigate the tragic passing of a teen named Harold Biddle that occurred three decades earlier, all while uncovering dark secrets from their parents’ past. The series promises to blend the eerie and the unknown, capturing the essence of R.L. Stine’s signature storytelling.

A Nod to the Classics: Drawing from the Bestselling Book Series

Published by Scholastic, the “Goosebumps” book series is a literary phenomenon, boasting over 400 million copies sold in 32 languages. The new television adaptation draws inspiration from five of the most beloved middle-grade books in the series, including “Say Cheese and Die!,” “The Haunted Mask,” “The Cuckoo Clock of Doom,” “Go Eat Worms!,” and “Night of the Living Dummy.”

Star-Studded Cast and Creators

The cast of “Goosebumps” features a mix of seasoned actors and promising newcomers. Justin Long (“Barbarian”) and Rachael Harris (“Lucifer”) lead the ensemble, supported by emerging talents such as Zack Morris (“EastEnders”), Isa Briones (“Star Trek: Picard”), Miles McKenna (“Guilty Party”), Ana Yi Puig (“Gossip Girl”), and Will Price (“The Equalizer”).

Behind the scenes, the series is crafted by a talented team, with Nicholas Stoller (“The Muppets”) and Rob Letterman (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) serving as executive producers. The lineup also includes Hilary Winston (“Community”), Neal H. Moritz (“Fast & Furious” franchise), Iole Lucchese (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”) from Scholastic Entertainment, Pavun Shetty (“The Boys”), Conor Welch (“Platonic”), Caitlin Friedman (“Stillwater”), Erin O’Malley (“New Girl”), and Kevin Murphy (“Desperate Housewives”).

James Eagan (“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) and Nick Adams (“BoJack Horseman”) round out the team as co-executive producers, ensuring that “Goosebumps” delivers a captivating and immersive experience for audiences young and old.

As the spooky season unfolds, “Goosebumps” on Disney+ promises to be a must-watch for those seeking thrills, mysteries, and a dose of nostalgic horror. Mark your calendars for Friday the 13th, and get ready for a hauntingly good time with the revival of this iconic series.

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