Justin Long goes spooky again, joins Goosebumps TV series

Goosebumps will never die. The kid-friendly horror franchise has seen original television series, movies, and countless ripoffs. Now, Disney+ is gearing up to bring back the series, and it’s bringing in some heavy hitters.

Variety reports that Justin Long is joining Goosebumps as a series regular. Long will play Nathan Bratt, “the new schoolteacher who develops a terrifying connection to a decades-old supernatural murder.”

The trade notes the series is influenced by five of the most popular Goosebumps books. Locking down the top five will be challenging with more than 400 million English-language copies of the books in print, but fans can at least expect to see The Haunted Mask and the fan-favorite Slappy appear.

The official logline reads, “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.”

Long is coming off the mystery horror House of Darkness where he stars alongside Kate Bosworth [read our review here], along with the A24 Airbnb horror Barbarian [read our review here].

Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman are co-creators and executive producers of Disney+’s Goosebumps, alongside Kevin Murphy, who will serve as the showrunner.


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