Thursday, May 7, 2020

Disney+ Orders 8 Episodes of Anthology 'Just Beyond' Based on R.L. Stine Novel Series

Disney+ has today given a series order to the original anthology series Just Beyond based on the graphic novel series by R.L. Stine. The first season will produce 8 episodes, which are currently slated to debut in Fall 2021.

Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows, The LEGO Batman Movie) developed the series. He will executive produce with David Katzenberg, Stephen Christy and Ross Richie. Stine will serve as a co-executive producer. 20th Century Fox Television, BOOM! Studios and KatzSmith Productions will produce.

"I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents," said 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," added 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?"