R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond Coming To Disney+
It’s not quite what you would expect for Disney+, but the Secrets of Sulpher Springs might have made the horror genre one worth betting on for The (Digital) Mouse.
Disney+ Goes Just Beyond
In an exclusive for The Hollywood Reporter, Borys Kit posted:
- Marc Webb, the filmmaker behind the Andrew Garfield-starring Spider-Man movies and 500 Days of Summer, is directing the first two episodes of Just Beyond, Disney+’s horror-comedy based on the R.L. Stine graphic novel series from Boom! Studios.
- Seth Grahame-Smith is writing and showrunning the eight-episode horror-comedy, which is now in production on its first installment in Atlanta.
- Much like Stine’s classic Goosebumps book series, Beyond is also an anthology of spooky and chilling stories made for the middle-grade set.
Stine on Stine
And I don’t find myself quoting from Bloody-Disgusting.com, but here we are:
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine in… [a] press release. “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”
Of Stine’s graphic novel, Just Beyond, Boom-Studios.com explained:
Middle school feels like the worst place imaginable, but for Jess, Josh, and Marco, their school may actually be the worst place in this world…or any other!
After a chance encounter with a deadly creature stalking the school halls, these three unsuspecting students are whisked away to a horrifying realm beyond the school boiler room, where they must unravel a terrifying mystery. Can they save the kids they find there and escape themselves, or will they be forever trapped Just Beyond?
Sounds like a hoot (?)!