There has been a resurgence of anthology-based horror entertainment lately and perhaps the one that deserves a television reboot the most is R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps which, according to Deadline, is getting one.
In 1995 Canada ran a TV show based on the teen horror stories which lasted three seasons. Now Scholastic Entertainment is pairing with Goosebumps and Goosebumps 2 movie producer Neal H. Moritz for a new development.
“Goosebumps has been keeping kids and families on the edge of their seats for nearly 30 years and we’re very excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz to bring the enduring brand to life in a fresh new way for today’s generation,” said Iole Lucchese., Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer. “From the world-famous book series to a full-scale licensing program and even live-action movies starring Jack Black, Goosebumps remains wildly popular and we look forward to presenting new adventures to give fans even more Goosebumps.”
The books are staples for teenage readership with over 60 books included in the original series and a number of additional titles made for a spin off set.
Goosebumps eventually headed to the big screen in two films starring Jack Black also produced by Moritz.
For those who can’t wait for this new incarnation, the original series is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.
“I loved making the Goosebumps movies and can’t wait to bring even more of R. L. Stine’s incredible stories to life through a high-end television series that speaks to both adults and kids alike,” said Moritz.