Disney Plus is going to be crushing it this year with Hocus Pocus 2 and the newly announced Goosebumps live-action television series reboot. This incarnation will differ from the original Goosebumps TV series model which aired for four seasons in the mid-'90s. The '90s version was an episodic anthology, in the vein of Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark, with each episode retelling a different story from R.L. Stine's best-selling book series. This time around, the ten-episode series will focus on a central storyline, (perhaps in the vein of the Are You Afraid of the Dark reboot?) Take a look at the official synopsis:
The series follows a group of five high schoolers who unleash supernatural forces upon their town and must all work together – thanks to and in spite of their friendships, rivalries, and pasts with each other – in order to save it, learning much about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.
Atoning for the sins of our parents, in the world of R.L. Stine. Yeah, we can get on board with that. It's likely that while the series may be targeting younger audiences, there will be plenty of easter eggs and treats for old-school original fans as well. The best of both worlds and something fun for Goosebumps fans on opposite ends of the generational spectrum to watch together. We're happy the works of R.L. Stine are thriving over at Disney Plus (the platform also has a Just Beyond series based on Stine's middle-grade book series.)
Click below to dive deep into some '90s nostalgia with the original Goosebumps series. But where to begin... The Haunted Mask? Say Cheese and Die? Night of the Living Dummy? Alright, whatever you choose... you can't really go wrong. Watcher beware, you're in for a scare.