New TV Series Based on ‘Goosebumps’ Coming to Disney+

Cast of Goosebumps looking scared
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The popular Goosebumps book series written by R.L. Stine has entertained and frightened children for decades. The entire series follows stories of cursed cameras, possessed dummies, creepy families, haunted masks, dangerous scarecrows, chilling monsters, demonic ghosts, and more!


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Goosebumps Franchise

Aimed at school-aged children, the books focused on providing creepy stories while maintaining some levity and avoiding anything truly violent or terrifying. The popular series has been adapted multiple times, including a 1990s television show, a 2015 movie, and another film in 2018.

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Goosebumps (2015) was a comedy/horror film that starred Jack Black as R.L. Stine. The movie’s plot centered around the monsters from the Goosebumps books coming to life and terrorizing a small town.

Goosebumps Movie cover

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The film’s sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018), followed a similar plot of the creatures from the Goosebumps series coming to life.

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New Goosebumps TV Series

Now, it seems that the Goosebumps franchise is undergoing a reboot and coming to Disney Plus. A trailer has just been released, teasing the 10-episode new Goosebumps TV series.

It stars Justin Long as an English teacher and a cast including Ana Yi Puig as Isabella, Miles McKenna as James, Zack Morris as Isaiah, and Rachael Harris as Nora.

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The first five episodes will be released on the debut date of Friday the 13th (October 13).

Disney describes the series as the following:

Inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling book series, “Goosebumps” follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past.

Goosebumps TV Show Poster

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It doesn’t seem like the new Disney Plus series will be tied to any of the previous installments of the Goosebumps franchise. However, unlike the 1990s show, which features a new cast and standalone stories every episode, this series will follow the same cast of characters over all ten episodes.

Are you looking forward to the new Goosebumps series? We are!

About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)