The terrifying new series “Goosebumps,” based on R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series, will premiere on Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, October 13th, it was announced today.
The 10-part series, produced by Disney Branded Television and Sony Pictures Television, will premiere with a five-episode premiere as part of Disney+’s “Hallowstream” and Hulu’s “Huluween” celebrations, with new episodes streaming weekly thereafter.
In addition, the first two episodes of the series will air on Freeform on October 13th as part of its “31 Nights of Halloween” programming. As part of today’s announcement, a premiere date teaser and new images were also released.
“R.L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ franchise is a pop culture phenomenon that holds a special place in the hearts of people of all ages,” said Ayo Davis, president, Disney Branded Television. “We are delighted to bring this spooky new series to audiences everywhere in a big way on Disney+ and Hulu, which we hope will not only captivate new audiences with its elevated thrills and chills, but also lifelong fans nostalgic for the stories that are a staple of their generation.”
The new “Goosebumps” series, which immerses viewers in a world of mystery and suspense, follows a group of five high school students as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic death three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle — all while uncovering dark secrets from their parents’ past.
“Goosebumps,” published by Scholastic, is one of the best-selling book series of all time, with over 400 million copies in print in 32 languages. “Say Cheese and Die!,” “The Haunted Mask,” “The Cuckoo Clock of Doom,” “Go Eat Worms!” and “Night of the Living Dummy” are among the five most popular middle grade books adapted for the new television series.
The cast of “Goosebumps” includes Justin Long (“Barbarian”) and Rachael Harris (“Lucifer”), as well as newcomers Zack Morris (“EastEnders”), Isa Briones (“Star Trek: Picard”), Miles McKenna (“Guilty Party”), Ana Yi Puig (“Gossip Girl”), and Will Price (“The Equalizer”).
Nicholas Stoller (“The Muppets”) and Rob Letterman (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) developed the series and serve as executive producers, alongside Hilary Winston (“Community”), Neal H. Moritz (“Fast & Furious” franchise”), Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”), Pavun Shetty (“The Boys”), Conor Welch (“Platonic”), Scholastic Entertainment’s 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”) serve as co-executive producers.