RL Stine’s works have frightened and delighted generations of children, and also spawned a number of adaptations along the way. The last of them should be Just beyond, an anthology series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Stine. Before the eight-episode series debuts this fall, Disney + has released a series of photos showcasing exactly what to expect. The photos not only give a glimpse into the cast of the entire series, but they also confirm that the Stine franchise and the Goosebumps exist in the universe, which is interesting in itself.
Just beyond tells amazing and empowering stories of a reality just beyond what we know. Each episode introduces viewers to a new cast of characters who must embark on a surprising journey of self-discovery in a supernatural world of witches, aliens, ghosts and parallel universes. Mckenna Grace and Lexi Underwood will direct their respective independent episodes, both of which will be directed by The The Incredible Spider-Man and 500 summer days director Marc Webb.
Just beyond is produced by Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Aaron Schmidt via KatzSmith Productions. David Walpert and Webb are also executive producers alongside Ross Richie, Stephen Christy and Mark Ambrose of BOOM !. Stine is co-executive producer. 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios, produces the series.
“I grew up watching reruns of Twilight Zone and the original Amazing Stories with my parents,” Graeme-Smith said when announcing the show. “I’ve always wanted to do a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that works for kids and adults alike. RL Stine has been a part of millions of childhoods, and Disney + has already proven itself as a place that knows how to put on high quality shows for the whole family. I couldn’t be more excited to work with both of them. “
“At the time, we had a Goosebumps Horror attraction at Walt Disney World, ”explained Stine. “It was one of the highlights of my life. Now I’m excited to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels. Writing Just beyond for BOOM! The studios have been a joy from the start, and I’m so happy that wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith is bringing the series to life on Disney +. How lucky can I be?
Just beyond is set to debut this fall exclusively on Disney +.