Production is officially underway on School Spirits, the young adult drama being adapted for Paramount+. Deadline has announced that Kristian Flores (Reboot), Spencer MacPherson (Reign), Kiara Pichardo (The Society), Sarah Yarkin (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Nick Pugliese (Dramarama) and Rainbow Wedell (The Wilds) have officially joined the cast. They’ll star alongside the previously announced Peyton List and Milo Manheim. Also joining the series in recurring roles are Josh Zuckerman (The Offer) and Maria Dizzia (13 Reasons Why).
The series 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. Flores is Simon Elroy, MacPherson is Xavier Baxter, Pichardo is Nicole Herrera, Yarkin is Rhonda, Pugliese is Charley, and Wedell is Claire Zolinski. While Zuckerman and Dizzia will portray Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears.
Oliver Goldstick, who previously worked on Pretty Little Liars, is the showrunner. He’ll also executive produce alongside Nate and Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot. Max Winkler, who recently worked on Freeform’s Cruel Summer, is set to direct and executive produce as well.
School Spirits is based on the forthcoming graphic novel of the same name by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen. The novel will be published next year through Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books. It is being produced by Awesomeness Studios and production is currently underway in Vancouver.