This Halloween season, Disney is releasing a brand new series on Disney+ and Hulu, “Goosebumps”, which is inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling book series. The show follows a group of five high schoolers as they embark on a shadowy and twisted journey to investigate the tragic passing three decades earlier of a teen named Harold Biddle – while also unearthing dark secrets from their parents’ past.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the premiere of “Goosebumps” was the most-watched season premiere by Disney Branded Television on Disney+ and Hulu this year and their biggest streaming premiere since the debut of the first season of “Monsters At Work” on Disney+ in 2021. The premiere pulled in 4.2 million views in the first three days of becoming available on Disney+ and Hulu.
With the show being a huge ratings success for Disney’s streaming service, it does increase the odds of Disney potentially renewing the show for a second season. The first season includes many stories from many of the “Goosebumps” books, but with over sixty books available, there are plenty of other stories that could be drawn from for future seasons. With the books, the stories generally are anthologies, with each book standing on its own, though some stories span multiple books. But with the Disney+ series, they’ve intertwined many of the books together, merging into one larger story.
During an interview with “Goosebumps” executive producer Pavun Shetty with MovieWeb, they were asked if they are already thinking about what they’d like to see in a second season:
“We do tap into Night of the Living Dummy a little bit in season one, it’s not a standalone story in this, but Slappy is a part of the series, a big part, and so it was exciting to pull from those books, but not directly as far as the original and second one [Night of the Living Dummy II] went. So I honestly think there’s a lot more to pull from Night of the Living Dummy moving forward.”
With so many other stories available within the “Goosebump” book series, that could inspire future episodes, this is likely to help give the writers more ideas for a second season. And the success of the show, will significantly increase the chances of a renewal for a second season.
However, it’s important to note that Sony Television created the “Goosebumps” series for Disney, and lately, Disney has become much more focused on creating content on its own franchises and IP, than on using others. Most recently, Disney decided not to air a series based on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” books, instead selling it to Roku.
Hopefully, we find out if there will be a second season of “Goosebumps” soon. Typically, Disney reveals details on renewals after the finale is released, which arrives on Disney+ and Hulu on November 17th 2023. Sometimes, however, it can take months to hear about a season renewal, and while the actor’s strike is ongoing, an announcement is less likely.
You can watch the first six episodes of “Goosebumps” on Disney+ and Hulu now, with a new episode being released each Friday.
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