Roku has acquired the unique, premiere U.S. rights to The Spiderwick Chronicles after Disney+ declined to select up the finished sequence.
The eight-episode sequence, primarily based on the best-selling ebook sequence by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, will premiere on the Roku Channel in early 2024. The sequence is produced by Paramount Tv Studios & twentieth Tv, a division of Disney, and the sequence was shopped to different consumers beginning this summer season.
The Spiderwick Chronicles follows the Grace Household as they transfer from New York to Michigan and inhabit their household’s ancestral dwelling. On the Spiderwick Property, they uncover a “secret fantastical world.”
The sequence stars Pleasure Bryant, Noah Cottrell, Lyon Daniels, Mychala Lee, Jack Dylan Grazer and Christian Slater. Aron Eli Coleite, is the chief producer and showrunner, together with Kat Coiro, who additionally directs the primary two episodes of the sequence. Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg, Julie Kane-Ritsch and Grace Gilroy additionally government produce.
“It’s an honor to carry The Spiderwick Chronicles, a spectacular adventure-filled story led by the unimaginable Christian Slater and Pleasure Bryant, solely to The Roku Channel,” stated Brian Tannenbaum, head of originals, Roku Media. “We can’t wait to introduce this exquisitely crafted sequence, imagined by a world-class artistic group, to thousands and thousands of streamers.”
“We’re elated that The Spiderwick Chronicles has discovered a brand new dwelling and need to thank The Roku Channel for his or her passionate partnership,” stated Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Tv Studios and Paramount+ Authentic Scripted Sequence. “Our showrunner Aron Eli Coleite has crafted an exquisite sequence stuffed with all of the enchantment that made the books so beloved, and we will’t look ahead to audiences to fulfill these fantastic characters.”
This joins different authentic programming on the Roku Channel, which has included WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, The Nice American Baking Present and Die Hart 2: Die Harter. Roku has additionally signed a content material take care of Warner Bros. Discovery to air exhibits together with Westworld, The Bachelor, Cake Boss, Say Sure to the Costume and FBoy Island.