- Disney+ announces a second season for
, promising an anthology format to refresh the narrative with each new installment.
- The second season will follow teenage siblings who uncover a mystery linked to the disappearance of five teenagers in 1994.
- The success of the first season makes it one of the most-watched shows on Disney Branded Television, reflecting Disney+’s commitment to R.L. Stine’s world.
Disney+ has once again proven its mettle by announcing a second season for its revival of the Goosebumps series.
This decision comes on the heels of the show’s successful first season, which reintroduced R.L. Stine’s universe to a new generation. However, the upcoming season promises a departure from its predecessor’s format, embracing an anthology approach that aims to refresh the narrative with each new installment.
Per THR, the Goosebumps series was given a new lease of life on Disney+ last year, transitioning from its anthology beginnings. Instead, it opted for a serialized story arc spread across ten episodes. The move to serialized storytelling was a stark contrast to the ’90s Goosebumps where each episode told a complete story. Goosebumps is set for another evolution, this time taking a cue from “American Horror Story” by shifting to an anthology format with varied stories and casts each season.
The second season’s plot will pivot to follow teenage siblings who stumble upon a sinister presence within their home. This discovery triggers a sequence of events that unearth a deep-seated mystery linked to the disappearance of five teenagers in 1994. Such a narrative choice not only promises a fresh and engaging storyline but also maintains a thematic connection to the show’s first season, ensuring continuity within the Goosebumps universe.
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Disney Branded Television President Ayo Davis expressed enthusiasm for the series’ return, highlighting the show’s blend of suspense, warmth, and humor as key factors in its popularity. According to Davis, the first season’s success made it one of the most-watched shows on Disney Branded Television last year. The renewal for a second season reflects Disney+’s commitment to delving further into R.L. Stine’s imaginative world, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, Scholastic Entertainment, and the creative team behind the series. Davis announced:
“Audiences everywhere fell in love with the series’ chills, thrills, heart and humor, making it one of Disney Branded Television’s most-watched shows of last year. We can’t wait to dive deeper into the brilliant mind of R.L. Stine, and to collaborate once again with Sony Pictures Television, Scholastic Entertainment, and our fantastic creative team to bring an entirely new mystery to Disney+ for Season 2.”
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Katherine Pope, leading Sony Pictures Television Studios, lauded the team’s collaborative work, from the writers to the production crew. She emphasized the anticipation surrounding the show’s new direction, drawing parallels to the excitement of opening a new Goosebumps book. Pope’s comments underscore the collaborative spirit between Disney Branded Television and its partners, all of whom are keen on exploring the series’ potential as an anthology.
Goosebumps Season 1 is available for streaming on Disney+.
Goosebumps series fans has yet to receive a premiere date for Season 2. The new chapter in the Goosebumps saga represents not just a step into uncharted territory for the series but also mirrors the television industry’s ongoing journey towards innovation and creativity. The upcoming season of “Goosebumps” brings a fresh ensemble, a captivating mystery, and new terrors, aiming to attract both new audiences and dedicated followers of Stine’s creations into its streaming realm.