The classic '90s "Goosebumps" television series served as an introduction to the world of horror for many young children and teens, myself included, and Deadline now reports that another live-action series based on R.L. Stine's bestselling books is currently in development, 25 years after the original series aired on Fox Kids!
The site reports that Scholastic Entertainment, Neal H. Moritz, who produced 2015's Goosebumps movie and 2018's Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and Sony Pictures TV are teaming up to create the new series.
There are currently no details on official plans for the series but Moritz states that he "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."
"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," said Iole Lucchese., Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer. "Goosebumps remains wildly popular and we look forward to presenting new adventures to give fans even more Goosebumps."
Lucchese and Moritz will executive produce the series alongside Scholastic’s SVP & General Manager Caitlin Friedman and Originals Head of Television Pavun Shetty.
Deadline detailed the beloved Goosebumps franchise: "Published by Scholastic, Goosebumps is one of the best-selling book series of all time, with more than 350 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages. The original hit live-action Goosebumps TV series was rated #1 for five consecutive seasons in the 1990s. The series was an anthology of stories about children finding themselves in creepy and unusual situations, typically involving supernatural elements. The property also spawned two hugely-successful motion pictures starring Jack Black, released in 2015 and 2018, which Moritz produced and which together grossed more than $250 million."