Disney Branded Television delighted fans by announcing the greenlight of a second season for its hit series, “Goosebumps,” available exclusively on Disney+. The revelation came during the 2024 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter in the spine-tingling saga.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the upcoming eight-episode installment promises to bring a fresh perspective to R.L. Stine’s acclaimed Scholastic book series. Departing from the linear narrative of the first season, the new season introduces an anthology twist, featuring a completely new story, setting, and cast.
In this mysterious journey, teenage siblings uncover a threat within their home, triggering a series of events that lead them into a profound mystery. As they venture into the unknown, the duo becomes entwined with the tale of five teenagers who inexplicably vanished in 1994.
“Audiences everywhere fell in love with the series’ chills, thrills, heart, and humor, making it one of Disney Branded Television’s most-watched shows of last year,” stated Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television. “We can’t wait to dive deeper into the brilliant mind of R.L. Stine and collaborate once again with Sony Pictures Television, Scholastic Entertainment, and our fantastic creative team to bring an entirely new mystery to Disney+ for season two.”
Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios, expressed pride in the success of season one, noting the show’s appeal to both new and nostalgic audiences. “Like when you cracked open a new book in the ‘Goosebumps’ series, we can’t wait to see how the writers flip the show on its head as we explore the series as an anthology,” she added, acknowledging the ongoing collaboration with Disney Branded Television.
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and nominated for prestigious awards, “Goosebumps” captured the attention of millions globally. Season one’s premiere episode on Disney+ and Hulu amassed 4.2 million total views in its first three days, cementing its status as a cultural phenomenon.
The “Goosebumps” book series, published by Scholastic, boasts a remarkable record as one of the bestselling book series of all time, with over 400 million copies in print across 32 languages.
Nicholas Stoller and Rob Letterman, creators of the series, along with executive producers and an accomplished creative team, have played instrumental roles in bringing the eerie world of “Goosebumps” to life. With season one already streaming on Disney+, fans can eagerly anticipate the next chapter in the brilliantly chilling journey set to unfold in season two.