Variety is reporting that Disney+ have given an eight-episode series order for a series adaptation of R.L Stine’s graphic novels Just Beyond, with Seth Grahame-Smith attached to write the series and aim for it to be a horror-comedy anthology.
The Just Beyond graphic novels were published by BOOM! Studios and the report states that a writer’s room is currently being assembled, with the series being expected to come to Disney Plus in the autumn of 2021.
In a statement, Seth Grahame-Smith said:
I grew up watching ‘Twilight Zone’ reruns and the original ‘Amazing Stories’ with my parents. 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 Plus 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.
R. L. Stine released a statement saying:
Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World. 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 Plus. How lucky can I be?
Seth Grahame-Smith will also serve as an executive producer on the project alongside David Katzenberg through their KatzSmith Productions banner. Also executive producing are Stephen Christy and Ross Richie, whilst R. L. Stine will co-executive produce.