New Live-Action Goosebumps Series in the Works


Scholastic Entertainment has joined forces with Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film to develop a new live-action Goosebumps series based on the best-selling books by R. L. Stine.

The original live-action Goosebumps TV series aired in the 1990s and was followed by two motion pictures starring Jack Black, released in 2015 and 2018. The upcoming series will further expand the kids’ horror franchise among audiences in the U.S. and around the world.

Supporting the new Goosebumps series, Scholastic’s Home Base website and app experience features a Goosebumps area, where players can chat with the character Slappy, play games, and read and listen to excerpts from the books. Further, the classic TV series is accessible to viewers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu.

Iole Lucchese, Scholastic Entertainment president and chief strategy officer, said: “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. 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.”

Moritz added: “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.”