Scholastic Entertainment, the media division of Scholastic, is joining forces with Sony Pictures Television, one of the industry’s leading content providers, and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film to develop a new live-action Goosebumps series based on the hugely-popular best-selling books by R. L. Stine, published by Scholastic. Executive Producers include Scholastic Entertainment President and Chief Strategy Officer Iole Lucchese and SVP & General Manager Caitlin Friedman as well as Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Original’s Head of Television Pavun Shetty.
“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 Lucchese. “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.”
“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.
Goosebumps is one of the best-selling book series of all time, with more than 350 million English-language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages. The smash-hit books became a global mega brand and a $2 billion consumer products program at retail, and continue to be a success with the current Goosebumps SlappyWorld series. The upcoming live-action series will further expand the fan-favorite franchise among audiences in the U.S. and around the world. The original hit live-action Goosebumps TV series was rated #1 for five consecutive seasons in the 1990s. The property also spawned two hugely-successful motion pictures starring Jack Black, released in 2015 and 2018, which together grossed more than $250 million.
Further supporting the upcoming Goosebumps series is a wealth of content currently available to fans in the U.S. and beyond. Scholastic’s Home Base—a free web and app experience built to be a fun and safe digital community for kids where they can discover new stories, connect with other readers, engage their creativity, and express themselves—features a Goosebumps area, where players can chat with the character Slappy, play games, and read and listen to excerpts from the books. In addition, the classic TV series is accessible to viewers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu.