The series, developed by Rob Letterman and Nicholas Stoller, stars Justin Long (Idiocracy) as Nathan Bratt, an English teacher who moves into a house where a teenager who died under mysterious circumstances used to live. The cast also includes Rob Huebel (How It Ends), Ana Yi Puig (Gossip Girl), Zack Morris (EastEnders), and Miles McKenna (Nocturne).
The trailer opens with Long walking into a store and introducing himself as the town’s new English teacher. He tells the clerk he’s moved into the “Biddle house,” saying, “I did hear the horrible story about the boy who used to live there.”
“I hear it’s haunted,” she replies.
The trailer then cuts to a scene of Long reading in front of a fire, when what appears to be a ghost materializes and flies into his mouth. Later, a teenager says, “He’s getting revenge for what our parents did to him.”
“Oh my God, we’re murder nepo babies,” another teen responds.
Stine’s Goosebumps books have been adapted for the screen before, first as a television series that aired from 1995 to 1998, and then as a 2015 film starring Jack Black and Dylan Minnette.
The new series will premiere on both Disney+ and Hulu on Oct. 13—a Friday the 13th, 18 days before Halloween.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.