Disney+ has given the green light to kidult supernatural comedy Just Beyond, from writer Seth Grahame-Smith, based on the best-selling R.L. Stine Boom! Studios graphic novels.
The horror anthology show, which follows in the tradition of Goosebumps, will debut on the new streaming service late 2021. Hailing from Fox the Fox lot, a writers room is currently being assembled. Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg will produce.
Grahame-Smith authored genre-crossovers Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and was the screenwriter for Tim Burton’s movie retake of Dark Shadows, as well as The Lego Batman Movie and The Saint.
“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents…”
“I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” says 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.”
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” adds author R.L. 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! 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+. How lucky can I be?”