Milo Manheim is set to join Peyton List in the Paramount+ adaptation of School Spirits. The young adult drama is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen. It is being produced by Awesomeness Studios.
School Spirits (working title) will follow List’s character as she finds herself stuck in the afterlife and goes on to investigate her mysterious disappearance, alongside a group of other students that are also stuck in limbo from her school. The book is being published next year through Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. The series hails from Oliver Goldstick, who worked on Netflix’s Bridgerton. Goldstick will serve as the showrunner as well as an executive producer along with Nate and Megan Trinrud, who actually penned the pilot script. Max Winkler, who has helmed episodes of American Horror Stories and New Girl, is directing the pilot episode.
While List is playing the lead character, Manheim will play Wally, who is described as a “lovable ghost from the 1980s who in his glory days was a star high school football player.” The young actor is perhaps best known for his work on Disney’s hit Zombies films, which recently released its third installment on Disney+. Prior to starring in the Zombies films, he also appeared in The Conners and American Housewife. As for List, she’s best known these days for starring in Netflix’s Cobra Kai as Tory Nichols.