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Goosebumps TV series trailer: R.L. Stine-inspired Disney+ show gets a premiere date

Goosebumps TV series trailer: R.L. Stine-inspired Disney+ show gets a premiere date

The new Goosebumps TV series, inspired by the works of R.L. Stine, has a trailer and an October premiere date

A couple days ago, we saw the first image from the live-action TV series inspired by the Goosebumps books written by R.L. Stine that’s coming to the Disney+ and Hulu streaming services next month. Now a full trailer for the show has arrived online, and it reveals that Goosebumps is going to premiere on Friday, October 13th!

According to The Wrap, the first five episodes of the show’s ten episode first season will be available to watch on Disney+ and Hulu as of October 13th, premiering as part of Disney+’s “Hallowstream” and Hulu’s “Huluween” celebrations. The remaining five episodes will be released on a weekly basis. And if you want to watch the first two episodes on TV instead of on a streamer, they’ll also be airing on Freeform on October 13th, part of the channel’s 31 Nights of Halloween” programming.

This Goosebumps series is said to be influenced by five of Stine’s most popular Goosebumps books and will center on a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together — thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries and pasts with each other — in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.

If you want to hear more, The Wrap says the show is about a group of high school friends who accidentally unearth a nightmare for themselves as they discover a sinister secret hiding in their town. Three decades after a teenage boy named Harold Biddle passed away, the friends throw a Halloween party in his old house, prompting a new haunted reality to come to life. As the kids work together to save their town, they find out some chilling discoveries about their own families.

The show’s cast includes Ana Yi Puig (Senior Year), Miles McKenna (Nocturne), Will Price (The Equalizer), Justin Long (Tusk), Zack Morris (EastEnders), Isa Briones (Star Trek: Picard), and Rachael Harris (Lucifer).

Ana Yi Puig is playing Isabella, who is “smart and naturally shy with an overwhelming sense of responsibility.” McKenna’s character is James, “the class clown who loves the spotlight and hails from one of the wealthiest families in Port Lawrence.” Price is Jeff, “the rebellious skateboarder who is grappling with the untimely death of his daredevil father.” Long’s character is Nathan Bratt, “the new schoolteacher who develops a terrifying connection to a decades-old supernatural murder.” Morris takes on the role of Isaiah, “a popular star football player whose financial struggles at home, has him and his family banking on his athleticism to secure him a full ride to college.” Briones is playing Jane, who “typically has her head in a book, causing her classmates to think she is a snob but she is just laser focused on her writing and creating a life that is interesting enough for a memoir.” Harris’s character is Nora, “Jeff’s mother and an unassuming waitress at a local café that dabbles in sorcery.”

Rob Letterman, who directed the first Goosebumps movie, created this series with Nick Stoller, and Kevin Murphy serves as showrunner. Stoller is executive producing the show through his company Stoller Global Solutions. Letterman and Murphy are also executive producing Goosebumps alongside Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film, Conor Welch of Stoller Global Solutions, Erin O’Malley, and Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment. Julia Ruchman, James Eagan, and Nick Adams are writing and co-executive producing. The show is coming to us from Sony Pictures Television Studios.

Disney’s Ayo Davis provided the following statement: “R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps franchise is a pop culture phenomenon that holds a special place in the hearts of people of all ages. We are delighted to bring this spooky new series to audiences everywhere in a big way on Disney+ and Hulu, which we hope will not only captivate new audiences with its elevated thrills and chills, but also lifelong fans nostalgic for the stories that are a staple of their generation.

What did you think of the Goosebumps TV series trailer? Will you be watching this show when it premieres next month? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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