Disney+ gives the go-ahead to the series created by Seth Grahame-Smith based on the best-selling comic novel by R.L. Stine
Disney+ has officially ordered Just Beyond, the 8-episode series created by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The horror/comedy anthology, based on the best-selling comic book series (ed. BOOM! Studios) by the iconic children’s writer R.L., is now available. Stine (Little Chills), was created by Grahame-Smith, who has always been between horror and comedy, both as the author of best-selling novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or The Legend of the Vampire Hunter, and as the screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, Lego Batman – The Film and the upcoming reboot of The Saint, directed by Dexter Fletcher and starring Chris Pine.
“I grew up watching with my parents replicas of The Twilight Zone and the original Unbelievable Stories,” said Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to do an anthological series that families could watch together, that was suitable for both adults and children. R.L. Stine has been part of the childhood of millions of people and Disney+ has already proven that it can make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to work with both of them.”
“Once upon a time, there was the Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said R.L. Stine. “It was one of the most exciting things in my life. Now I’m excited to work with Disney on this TV series based on my comic novels. Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy for me from the beginning and I’m thrilled that the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is bringing it to life for Disney+. Could I be luckier than that?“.
The screenwriting team has been selected and the series is expected to arrive on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
The series will be produced by Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg with their KatzSmith Productions.
KatzSmith is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.
BOOM! Studios is represented by UTA and Matt Saver .
Just Beyond is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, as part of Disney Television Studios. Seth Grahame-Smith will be the author and executive producer along with David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie. R.L. Stine is involved as executive co-producer.