Disney+ may have kicked off its streaming service with Star Wars and Marvel, but they have been quite busy expanding their available IPs. They purchased 20th Century Fox for a reason and aren’t wasting any time to also add a few other recognizable franchises to their list. Now, they are actively working on a new series based on the iconic Goosebumps franchise by R.L. Stine and it seems they already have their casting locked, as Justin Long is set to join the series.
The series will reportedly be inspired by five fo the popular Goosebumps books, and Disney has provided the following logline for the series.
The series follows a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together — thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries and pasts with each other — in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.
Long is taking on the role of a school teacher, who ends up connected with a “decades-old supernatural murder” named Nathan Bratt. The series will seemingly adopt an overarching narrative rather than having each entry act as its own retelling of the iconic books. There have been quite a few adaptations throughout the years with Jack Black as a fictionalized version of Stine back in 2015. It even got a sequel that would release in 2018.