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.
It was recently revealed that Christian Slater will play Mulgarath (alter ego Dr. Dorian Brauer) and Deadline has also revealed that Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell have been cast as the young leads, twin brothers Jared and Simon.
Daniels’ Jared is the adventurous, clever, and impulsive twin brother, who has been troubled by anger issues. Cottrell is the thoughtful, more rational twin Simon, who is an animal lover – Jared’s antithesis in everything. The twins have been inseparable since birth and even developed their own special “twin language,” but resentments are growing between them, threatening to disrupt their brotherly bond.
Lyon Daniels has previously starred in “We Can Be Heroes” and “Patriot”. While Noah Cottrell has previously starred in “Gordita Chronicles” and “Punky Brewster”.
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+. 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.
“The Spiderwick Chronicles” is 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.
Are you looking forward to “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series?