Disney Plus is creating a series entitled Just Beyond based on Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine’s graphic novel series.
There’s some exciting news for Goosebumps and R.L. Stine fans! Disney Plus is going to create an eight-episode series based on the author’s Just Beyond graphic novels, according to a press release from Disney.
The graphic novels were published by BOOM! Studios in 2001. They center around a group of friends who become entrapped in another realm called the Just Beyond.
The series will be written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who is best known for the novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer, which have both been adapted to films, according to the press release.
Disney Plus hopes to release the series in the fall of 2021.
Stine is well known for his young adult horror fiction books Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room, as well as many other types of books.
Many of his books have been adapted to movies or series. Goosebumps has been adapted into two films. The first film, Goosebumps, starred Jack Black and Dylan Minnette and was a great success grossing $158 million.
The second film Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, starred a new cast including Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong. This film didn’t have quite the success as the first adaptation and received mixed reviews but still did well grossing $93 million.
Fear Street is set to release in 2020, but there is no word on the official release date. Fear Street will be the first film in the trilogy set in Shadyside, Ohio, where events cause the city to live up to its name.
Disney Plus is doing a great job giving us an excellent selection of young adult horror-type films, including Frankenweenie, The Haunted Mansion, Hocus Pocus, and Don’t Look Under the Bed. With the addition of the Just Beyond series, there will be lots of scary family-friendly choices.