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‘Goosebumps’ Disney+ Series Starring Justin Long (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Goosebumps’ Disney+ Series Starring Justin Long (EXCLUSIVE)

“Goosebumps” series in the works at Disney+ has added Justin Long to the cast as a series regular, Variety exclusively learned.

The show is based on the RL Stine book series of the same name. Variety exclusively reported that the show had been ordered to Disney+ in February.

According to the official logline, “The series follows a group of five high school students who unleash supernatural forces on their town and all must work together – thanks to and despite their friendships, rivalries and pasts with each other – to save it, learn a lot about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.” According to Disney Branded Television, the series is influenced by five of the most popular “goosebumps” books.

Long will play Nathan Bratt, who is said to be “the new school teacher who develops a terrifying connection to a decades-old supernatural murder.”

Long has previously appeared in series such as the Netflix animated series “F Is for Family” as well as “Giri/Haji”, “New Girl”, “Mom” and more. On the film side, he can currently be seen in the film “Barbarian” opposite Bill Skarsgård and Georgina Campbell, as well as Kevin Smith’s “Clerks III”. He made his directorial debut in 2021 with the film “Lady of the Manor”, which he directed, wrote and produced with his brother Christian, with Long also in the lead role. His other film credits include “Dodgeball,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Galaxy Quest.”

He is represented by APA and Vision PR.

Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman serve as co-creators and executive producers on the “Goosebumps” show, with Stoller executive producing via Stoller Global Solutions. Kevin Murphy serves as executive producer and showrunner. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film, Conor Welch of Stoller Global Solutions, Erin O’Malley and Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment also executive produce. Julia Ruchman, James Eagan and Nick Adams will serve as co-executive producers and writers. Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce. Original Film and Stoller Global Solutions are currently under television coverage agreements with Sony.

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Moritz was a producer on the two recent “Goosebumps” feature films, which were released in 2015 and 2018. Letterman directed the first film. Collectively, both films grossed over $250 million.

Published by Scholastic, “Goosebumps” is one of the best-selling book series of all time. More than 400 million English-language copies of the books are now in print, plus international editions in 32 languages. There are now more than 200 Goosebumps books in total, including the main book series as well as various spinoffs and related book series.

The Disney Plus show is now the second live-action “Goosebumps” series to air. The first version aired for four seasons and 74 episodes between 1996 and 1998. That show was an episodic anthology, with each episode based on a different “goosebumps” book.

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