One of the unannounced Disney+ exclusive series, Sulphur Springs, is reported by Deadline, to no longer be a Disney+ exclusive, following some changes on the project, which will now be a Disney Channel series.
The project was originally described as a supernatural drama for younger audiences, a “Stranger Things” like series, which is about a boy and his family moving into a supposedly haunted hotel on the edge of a small town called Sulphur Springs. The Disney+ team liked the concept and gave it a cast-contingent series order, with a director being hired for the show.
However following months of searching for the right cast, the series was put on hold and the Disney+ team decided to not continue work on the series and the project was returned to the Disney Channel, who were originally developing the series before Disney+.
The Disney Channel team have since filled two roles for the series and will adapt the series for a younger audience. The series has been written by Tracey Thomson, who is also working as an executive producer on the project, along with Charles Pratt.
While Disney+ might have passed on the series as an exclusive for the new streaming service, I would still expect the series to still be available on Disney+, since the Disney Channel is going to be a major contributor to the platform. As over 5000 episodes from the Disney Channel will be on Disney+, along with over 100 Disney Channel Original Movies.
This isn’t the first project that has moved from a Disney+ exclusive series, recently the High Fidelity series was announced to be moving to Hulu since it had become more mature than originally planned.
What do you think of Sulphur Springs no longer being a Disney+ exclusive?
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