Disney’s live-action Goosebumps series has added Rachael Harris to its cast. The news comes courtesy of Variety, with the outlet stating she’ll play a character named Nora. The character is described as “Jeff’s (Will Price) mother and an unassuming waitress at a local café that dabbles in sorcery.”
The live-action series is said to follow a group of five high schoolers who accidentally unleash supernatural forces upon their town. In order to save the town, they’ll all need to work together, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process. This will mark the second time the Goosebumps books have been adapted for television, as there was a series that aired 74 episodes between 1996 and 1998. Unlike that series, which took an anthology approach, though, the Disney+ series will focus on five of the most popular Goosebumps books.
Harris is perhaps best known for her stints on shows such as Lucifer, Friends, Frasier, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has also appeared in New Girl, Modern Family, and The Office. On the film side, she’s starred in films such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Hangover.
Harris joins Price, as well as the previously announced Ana Yi Puig as the smart and shy Isabella, Miles McKenna as the class clown James, Justin Long as teacher Nathan Bratt, Zack Morris as football player Isaiah and Isa Briones as the bookworm Jane. Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman will act as the executive producers and are the co-creators of the Disney+ series adaptation. Neal H. Moritz, who was a producer on the 2015 and 2018 films, is also attached as an executive producer.