Just a year after BOOM! Studios launched R.L. Stine’s comic book series Just Beyond, an adaptation is already on its way. Disney will look to turn this comedy horror comic book to a family-friendly anthology series on their streaming service, Disney+.
Disney+ has given an eight-episode order to the series, and the project will see Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and Disney’s 20th Century Television impression. R.L. Stine himself will serve as the show’s co-executive producer.
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said Stine. “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?”
“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” says the series creator Seth Grahame-Smith. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike. R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”
Disney+ is building a writer’s room, and will look to launch Just Beyond in Fall 2021.