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Disney+ Goosebumps to debut just in time for spooky season

The series adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic children's horror books will be hitting Disney+ in October

Still promotional image featuirng cast of Goosebumps
Image credit: Disney+

For those who have been on tenterhooks waiting to learn more about Disney+'s new television adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror series, you won't have to wait too much longer. Yes, Disney+ has announced that the first season of Goosebumps is debuting on the streaming service October 13.

We don't know too much about the series yet, but the official Disney+ description for the Goosebumps series reads: "The horror comedy 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.”

The new series was developed by Nicholas Stoller (The Muppets) and Rob Letterman (Pokémon Detective Pikachu), and stars Justin Long (Barbarian) and Rachael Harris (Lucifer), alongside newcomers Zack Morris (EastEnders), Isa Briones (Star Trek: Picard), Miles McKenna (Guilty Party), Ana Yi Puig (Gossip Girl) and Will Price (The Equalizer).

The series will drop in a major way, with five episodes debuting simultaneously on Disney+ and Hulu, as part of the latter’s Huluween celebrations, with the first two episodes also airing on Freeform on October 13, as part of that network’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming. The show’s announcement was accompanied by an appropriately spooky teaser:

For those who can't wait to see even more Goosebumps, Disney+ is bringing a Goosebumps panel to this year's New York Comic Con. The offical panel description reads: "Join the team behind the chilling new series "Goosebumps," inspired by R.L. Stine's worldwide bestselling books, as they give a look at the thrilling 10-part series debuting in October on Disney+ and Hulu. (from Disney Branded Television and Sony Pictures Television)"

The Disney+ Original Series Goosebumps panel is scheduled to take place on the Main Stage on Friday, October 13 at 3:00 PM Eastern/12:00 PM Pacific. For those who can't make it out to the Javits center and still don't want to miss out on this spine chilling panel, Popverse will be livestreaming the Disney+ Goosebumps panel at this link.

This year's New York Comic Con is going to be chock-full of all sorts of cool panels, interviews, and more. Popverse will be there the entire weekend doing what we do best - bringing the greatest bits of the convention home to you. Check out what you can expect from Popverse at New York Comic Con 2023.

Can't get enough of Goosebumps? Become a Popverse member to check out last year's NYCC R.L. Stine panel.

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Tiffany Babb

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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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