Tuesday, October 10, 2023

New Drama 'The Spiderwick Chronicles' Relocates from Disney+ to Roku

Roku has today picked up the original drama series The Spiderwick Chronicles based on the novels by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The first season was originally produced for Disney+ until the streamer pulled the plug in August 2023.

The drama depicts the coming-of-age story of the Grace family as they move from New York to Michigan and into their family's ancestral home. Upon arrival, the family not only uncovers mysteries hidden inside their great grandfather's Spiderwick Estate, but also discovers a secret, fantastical world around them.

The drama stars Joy Bryant, Noah Cottrell, Lyon Daniels, Mychala Lee, Jack Dylan Grazer and Christian Slater.

Aron Eli Coleite developed the drama. He executive produces with DiTerlizzi, Black, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, Julie Kane-Ritsch, Grace Gilroy and director Kat Coiro. Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television produce.

The Spiderwick Chronicles will mark the biggest scripted series to date to debut exclusively on The Roku Channel. The 8-episode first season is slated to debut in early 2024.

"It is an honor to bring The Spiderwick Chronicles, a spectacular adventure-filled story led by the incredible Christian Slater and Joy Bryant, exclusively to The Roku Channel," said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Originals, Roku Media. "We cannot wait to introduce this exquisitely crafted series, imagined by a world-class creative team, to millions of streamers."