Friday, October 13, 2023, 9:15 p.m
NEW YORK — A new TV series based on the books, which have sold a staggering 400 million copies, is arriving just in time for Friday the 13th, and the new Goosebumps series has received the author’s seal of approval.
RL Stine saw the episodes and gave his blessing to some of the producers who directed the show, which debuts on Disney+ and Hulu.
Teens in Danger are the heirs to a tradition that began with the publication of the first Goosebumps book in 1992.
“I think this show is really for both someone who has read every ‘Goosebumps’ book and for people who have never heard of it,” said executive producer Nicholas Stoller.
Stoller and executive producer Rob Letterman co-created the new series.
“We made it for both ‘Goosebumps’ fans, and we want them to be proud of it, and that’s always in our minds first and foremost, but it also works for people who don’t know anything about Goosebumps: the uninitiated,” Letterman said .
The two executive producers are fathers of teenagers.
“This is a great introduction to horror for kids who you know want to see something that’s legitimately scary, and it’s also for people our age who love horror,” Stoller said.
Entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon asked if they would ever turn to their children if they had questions about the material.
“Do I need to consult them? No, because they would be crazy if I consulted them,” Letterman said. “Honestly, I’m watching, I’m watching, and things are creeping up that would deeply embarrass them.”
And Stoller said it was important to them that children could relate to the show.
“I don’t want this to be a show that demeans children,” Stoller said. “I want this to be a show where kids say, ‘This is my life,’ so I just try to be as respectful as possible.”
The TV series “Goosebumps” is now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu, which is owned by the same parent company as this channel.
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