The Disney Channel has officially announced details of its new live action, time travel mystery series, “Sulphur Springs,” which has been created by writer and executive producer Tracey Thomson (“The Young and the Restless”). It was also announced that Chuck Pratt (“STAR”) will serve as showrunner and executive producer, along with Jennifer Phang (Freeform’s “Cloak & Dagger”) directing the pilot episode. Production is set to begin in New Orleans in 2020.
“’Sulphur Springs’ is a truly genre-bending mystery that will help re-define the types of stories we tell on our network,” said Jonas Agin, vice president, Original Series, Disney Channel. “It’s a chilling, heartfelt, funny adventure that we can’t wait for our audience to tune into.”
The 11-episode series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to a new town and take ownership of an abandoned hotel in hopes of restoring it back to the lively vacation destination it once was. Not long after Griffin begins his first day at a new school, he learns that the hotel he’s just moved into is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a girl who disappeared decades ago. Along the way, Griffin befriends Harper, a bright-eyed, mystery-obsessed classmate. Together, they uncover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time where they’ll uncover that the key to solving the mystery may lie within Griffin’s own family.
The show stars Preston Oliver (“Chicago Fire”) as Griffin, Kyliegh Curran (“Doctor Sleep”) as Harper, Elle Graham (“Swamp Thing”) as Savannah, Kelly Frye (“Criminal Minds”) as Sarah, Josh Braaten (“American Horror Story”) as Ben, Landon Gordon (Disney Channel’s “Coop & Cami Ask the World”) as Wyatt and Madeleine McGraw (“Outcast”) as Zoey.
Earlier this year, we reported that Disney+ passed on the opportunity to create this series as an Disney+ Original, with the Disney Channel deciding to move forward with the project. With it being a Disney Channel production, we should expect to see it available on the Disney Channel first, before eventually being released onto Disney+, since all library content from the Disney Channel will be moved onto Disney+.
Are you excited for “Sulphur Springs”?