Last year, Disney announced it would be making a brand new 8-episode series for Disney+ based on R.L. Stine’s BOOM! Studios “Just Beyond”, which is a popular middle-grade supernatural horror book graphic novel series.
The graphic novel’s official description says:
Middle school feels like the worst place imaginable, but for Jess, Josh, and Marco, their school may actually be the worst place in this world…or any other!
After a chance encounter with a deadly creature stalking the school halls, these three unsuspecting students are whisked away to a horrifying realm beyond the school boiler room where they must unravel a terrifying mystery. Can they save the kids they find there and escape themselves, or will they be forever trapped Just Beyond?
THR reports that director Marc Webb has joined the Disney+ series, and production is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marc Webb has previously directed several big blockbuster films, including Marvel’s “Amazing Spider-Man” and “Amazing Spider-Man 2” plus “500 Days of Summer”. He has also been a director and executive producer on many series, including “The Code”, “The Society”, and “Why Women Kill”.
R.L. Stine was also been the successful “Goosebumps” franchise and he will be an executive producer on the series along with Boom!’s Stephen Christy and Ross Richie.
Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg will be producing the series. With Seth Grahame-Smith writing the series and 20th Television will produce it.
“I grew up watching “Twilight Zone” reruns and the original “Amazing Stories” with my parents,” said Seth Grahame-Smith last year about the upcoming series. “I’ve always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered for kids and adults alike. R.L. Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney+ has already proven itself as a place that knows how to make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to be working with both of them.”
“Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World,” said author R.L. Stine last year on the project. “It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I’m thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing “Just Beyond” for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I’m so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?”
Are you looking forward to “Just Beyond”?