Disney+ orders Just Beyond based on RL Stine graphic novels
Staff Reporter | On 07, May 2020
Disney+ is getting goosebumps with a new original series on the way based on RL Stine’s Just Beyond.
The eight-episode horror/comedy anthology is based on the graphic novel series, adapted for the screen by Seth Grahame-Smith. Grahame-Smith has a history of moving between horror and comedy as author of the bestselling novels Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and screenwriter of Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The LEGO Batman Movie and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.
“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” says 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.”
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” adds 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?”
The series hails from 20th Century Fox Television, with Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg producing through their KatzSmith Productions banner. A writers room is being assembled and the series is expected to come to Disney+ in the autumn of 2021.