In an exclusive report today from Denise Petski of Deadline, it was revealed that a live-action television show based on R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series is being developed.
The show will be created by Scholastic Entertainment (the media division of Scholastic) Neil H. Moritz (who produced the Goosebumps movies), and Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers will include Moritz, Caitlin Friedman (Scholastic Senior Vice President and General Manager), Pavun Shetty (Viacom/Sony Head of Television for Original Film), and Iole Lucchese (Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer).
Lucchese had this to say about the upcoming series:
“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.”
As of right now, no announcement has been made yet with regards to casting, filming, or what station the series will air on. Once the show is filmed and ready for broadcast, however, you better believe all of us who grew up with Goosebumps in the ’90s will be sitting way too close to the TV to watch it.