During last year’s Disney+ Day, a new “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” series was announced for Disney+, which is based on the best-selling books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, is a modern coming-of-age story combined with a fantasy-adventure as the Grace Family – twin brothers Jared and Simon, their sister Mallory and mother Helen – move into their dilapidated ancestral home and begin to unravel a dark mystery about their great-great uncle, who once discovered the secret and maybe foreboding faerie world existing parallel to their own.
Deadline has revealed that Christian Slater has joined the series as the main character in the new live-action adaptation of the popular fantasy books.
In the new Disney+ series, Christian Slater will play Mulgarath (alter ego Dr. Dorian Brauer), a capital-V Villain who does what all ogres do — he eats people, an insatiable desire to consume. Mulgarath wants the secrets contained in Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Natural World for a nefarious scheme that will satisfy his hunger.
Christian Slater has previously starred in films such as “True Romance” and “Broken Arrow”. Most recently, he has starred in FX’s “Fleishman Is In Trouble”
Filming on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series is going to be happening in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which is also where the upcoming “Percy Jackson” series is being filmed for Disney+.
It’s being created by Paramount Television Studios and 20th Television. It’s being written by Aron Eli Coleite. Aron Eli Coleite is the showrunner and will be an executive producer along with Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, and Julie Kane-Ritsch. It also was recently revealed that “She-Hulk” director, Kat Coiro, will be directing two of the episodes of the series.
With filming set to begin just after the D23 Expo, hopefully, we find out some more details, such as the cast, at the D23 Expo.
Are you looking forward to “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series?