If you like R.L. Stine’s spooky Goosebumps book series, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the series will be brought to TV in 2023 as an American horror-comedy show. This show, which Rob Letterman and Nicholas Stoller created, will debut soon. It promises to bring back to life the old stories that have been haunting our minds for years in a fun new way.
The Goosebumps series began in 2020 when Sony Pictures, Original Film, and Scholastic Entertainment announced they would be making a movie in the series. They worked together on the hit movies “Goosebumps” (2015) and “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” (2018), which were both made by Sony Pictures Animation. Along with the skilled Nicholas Stoller, Rob Letterman, who directed the first movie, was brought on to bring the TV show to life. Letterman was also able to direct the pilot episode, which set the stage for a show that looks like it will be both fascinating and scary.
Goosebumps Cast & Characters Explained:
Justin Long as Mr. Bratt
With his charm and ability to do many things, Justin Long makes Mr. Bratt one of the most mysterious characters in the show. Long is known for his comedic roles in movies like “Accepted” and “Dodgeball” and for doing voice work for the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” series. He has also worked in horror movies before. The movies “Jeepers Creepers” (2001), “Tusk” (2014), and “Barbarian” all show off his skills. In Goosebumps, he plays Mr. Bratt, a nice teacher who turns scary when the ghost of Harold Biddle takes over his body.
Rachael Harris as Nora
Rachael Harris, a seasoned comedian, takes on the role of Nora, a character steeped in guilt and sorrow as she navigates the challenges of being the mother of one of Goosebumps’ teenage antiheroes, Lucas. Harris is best known for her comedic roles, with notable appearances in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series and supporting roles in “The Hangover,” “New Girl,” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”
Rob Huebel as Colin
Rob Huebel, a comedian known for his work on “Human Giant,” embraces a new role as Colin, the understanding guidance counselor in the modern Goosebumps reboot. This character marks a departure from Huebel’s usual comedic wheelhouse, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
Ana Yi Puig as Isabella
Ana Yi Puig takes on the role of Isabella, a quiet and unassuming high school student with a hidden, dark secret. While this is one of her first major roles, she did make a minor appearance in 2021’s “Senior Year,” hinting at her potential to captivate audiences.
Zack Morris as Isaiah
Zack Morris, despite his convincing American accent in this R.L. Stine adaptation, hails from across the pond. He plays Isaiah, a star quarterback in Goosebumps 2023, whose town and school place their hopes on his athletic prowess.
Isa Briones as Margot
Isa Briones, known for her role as Data’s daughter Soji in “Star Trek: Picard,” steps into the shoes of Margot, Isaiah’s neighbor and a potential love interest. Her impressive experience includes appearances in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (2018) and “Lonely Boy” (2013), but she’s best recognized for her contributions to the Star Trek universe.
Supporting Cast & Characters
Goosebumps 2023 boasts an impressive supporting cast, with YouTuber Miles McKenna portraying James, Isaiah’s best friend. Although McKenna has few screen credits, he has built a substantial online following thanks to his humorous and relatable YouTube content. As for Will Price, he takes on the role of Lucas, a likable slacker with a self-destructive streak, marking his first major screen appearance.
In this story, five teenagers make a mistake and let loose some spooky and powerful things that shouldn’t have been set free. To set things right, they have to join forces and figure out how to capture these supernatural forces again. Along the way, as they deal with these strange events, they also uncover secrets about their own parents’ past when they were teenagers. It’s a story of mystery, teamwork, and uncovering family secrets.
Goosebumps Release Date:
Goosebumps is set to send chills down your spine on October 13, 2023.
Where to Stream Goosebumps?
To add to the excitement, this bone-chilling series will be available to stream simultaneously on Disney+ and Hulu as part of their “Hallowstream” and “Huluween” streaming blocks, respectively.
- S1.E1 – Say Cheese and Die! (Fri, Oct 13, 2023)
- S1.E2 – The Haunted Mask (Fri, Oct 13, 2023)
- S1.E3 – The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (Fri, Oct 13, 2023)
- S1.E4 – Go Eat Worms (Fri, Oct 13, 2023)
- S1.E5 – Reader Beware (Fri, Oct 13, 2023)
- S1.E6 – Night of the Living Dummy (Fri, Oct 20, 2023)
- S1.E7 – Give Yourself Goosebumps (Fri, Oct 27, 2023)
- S1.E8 – You Can’t Scare Me (Fri, Nov 3, 2023)
- S1.E9 – Night of the Living Dummy Part 2 (Fri, Nov 10, 2023)
- S1.E10 – Welcome to Horrorland (Fri, Nov 17, 2023)
Watch the trailer here: