The Disney+ series The Spiderwick Chronicles has made more additions to its cast. According to Deadline, Momona Tamada (The Baby-Sitters Club) and Alyvia Alyn Lind (Chucky) will have recurring roles.
They will star alongside leads Lyon Daniels (We Can Be Heroes) as Jared Grace, Noah Cottrell (Punky Brewster) as Simon Grace, Mychala Lee (Truth Be Told) as Mallory Grace, Joy Bryant (Parenthood) as Helen Grace and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) as Mulgarath.
Based on the popular novel series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles is “a contemporary American gothic coming-of-age story that addresses kids and families dealing with mental health issues among other relevant topics. Upon leaving New York and moving to Michigan and into their run-down ancestral home—The Spiderwick Estate—with their mother, twin brothers Jared (Daniels) and Simon (Cottrell) Grace, along with their sister Mallory (Lee), find themselves pulled into an alternate, fantastical world.”
Tamada will play Emiko, “a local teenager in Henson, she’s a member of the out-patient group therapy at the Meskwaki Psychiatric Hospital. Diagnosed as a pathological liar it’s hard to know when she is telling the truth, but it’s clear that as a townie she has also grown-up hearing about the mysterious goings-on at the Spiderwick Estate and is curious about its newest resident, Jared Grace (Daniels)”
Lind will portray Calliope, who is described as being “on the outside she is a perfectly normal girl, but that is only her exterior. She is in fact a Fetch (a portent of death) who has taken this disguise to be able to stay close to the evil ogre, Mulgarath (Slater), and assist in his quest to find Spiderwick’s Field Guide.”
Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television will produce with Aron Eli Coleite (Locke & Key) serving as showrunner and Kat Coiro (She-Hulk) directing the first two episode. They will executive produce alongside authors Black and DiTerlizzi with Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, and Julie Kane-Ritsch.
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