Back at last year’s Disney+ Day, it was announced that 20th Television was teaming up with Paramount to create a brand new series for Disney+ based on the popular ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ books by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, and 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.
The new series is going to star Christian Slater, Lyon Daniels, Joy Bryant, Mychala Lee and Noah Cottrell.
Filming on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series is currently underway in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 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.
“She-Hulk” director, Kat Coiro, will be directing two of the episodes of the series, and she recently was honoured at the annual sustainability dinner of environmental nonprofit Habits of Waste. During her speech, she revealed that in the upcoming Disney+ series, there won’t be any single-use plastics shown.
“Our amazing showrunner Aron Coleite combed through the scripts to eliminate plastic references. Our production designer Elena Albanese who also worked on She-Hulk discussed it with her team. Paramount Television Studios, 20th Television and Disney Branded Television … have been so awesomely supportive of this,”
This is part of a new campaign to get Hollywood to take the use of single-use plastics more seriously, and Kat Coiro is a member of the Habits of Waste’s “Lights, Camera, Plastic?” initiative, which is working to eliminate showing throwaway plastic items on the screen. With the idea that the use of single-use plastics will become like smoking, where it is barely seen on our screens.
In her speech, she continued to explain:
“Movies, television shows, music, internet content — these things influence the zeitgeist. We need directors, producers, production designers, writers, prop masters, unions, agencies, brand sponsors and studios to support this. We need to make plastic uncool. If we can do that, then we can create a sustainable future that will leap from the screen and into the daily practices of our species. it seems like a small thing to do and that is the beauty of ‘Lights, Camera, Plastic?’ It is simple. It is a completely doable step … How do you solve the plastic crisis? One plastic water bottle at a time. Our industry truly does have the power to change the world.
Do you agree with this decision on “The Spiderwick Chronicles” series?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.