R. L. Stine is best known for writing the Goosebumps books, but his slightly older-skewing Fear Street series has its share of fans, too–including the executives at Netflix. Deadline is reporting that the streaming giant has bought the rights to a trilogy of films based on Stine’s books, and they’ve already filmed.
The movies, directed by Leigh Janiak (Honeymoon, the Scream TV series), will each air a month apart. A deal was originally in place at Fox, but was exited after the company was bought by Disney. The crowded schedule and horror-averse executives at the House of Mouse resulted in a move to the streaming service.
The films will jump between different time periods, including the 90s and the 1600s. Community and Love actor Gillian Jacobs is set to appear in at least one of the films.
Netflix is planning a promotion for next year called the “Summer of Fear,” which will presumably see plenty of spooky new content heading to the service. The Fear Street trilogy will be a part of this; if we had to guess, we’d say Stranger Things 4 is likely to debut then too–and series star Sadie Sink will be in the second Fear Street, too.
Stine’s Goosebumps series was turned into two recent movies, the first of which was pretty good. There’s also a new TV series on the way.