- The horror-comedy anthology series "Just Beyond" will premiere on Disney+ in the fall of 2021.
Disney Plus has ordered an eight-episode series based on the R.L. Stine graphic novels Just Beyond. Written by Seth Grahame-Smith and produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the show will be a horror/comedy anthology series.
Grahame-Smith will serve as an executive producer along with David Katzenberg through their KatzSmith Productions banner. The show is targeting a fall of 2021 release date.
“I grew up watching ‘Twilight Zone’ reruns and the original ‘Amazing Stories’ with my parents,” said Grahame-Smith. “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.”
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said Stine. “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?”
Stine’s became an iconic children’s author with his Goosebumps books.
Grahame-Smith had previously written horror and comedy novels including Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He also served as a screenwriter for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, The Lego Batman Movie, and The Saint for director Dexter Fletcher and star Chris Pine.
Stephen Christy and Ross Richie will also produce. R.L. Stine is attached as co-executive producer.
Grahame-Smith and KatzSmith are repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham. BOOM! Studios is repped by UTA and Matt Saver.