Captain Marvel & Little Fires Everywhere stars join new Disney+ series

Dan Seddon
·2 min read
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Captain Marvel's Mckenna Grace and Little Fires Everywhere's breakout star Lexi Underwood will appear in the new Disney+ anthology Just Beyond.

This eight-episode series is adapted from Goosebumps author RL Stine's bestselling graphic novels, which provoke the mind with tales of the supernatural.

Each episode will introduce a brand new cast of characters who go on journeys of self-discovery in a world of ghosts, aliens, witches and parallel universes.

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According to Deadline, both Grace and Underwood will lead their own standalone episodes, directed by The Amazing Spider-Man's Marc Webb.

The LEGO Batman Movie writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who's in charge of this adaptation, previously commented: "I grew up watching Twilight Zone reruns and the original Amazing Stories with my parents.

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"I've always wanted to make a genre anthology series that families could enjoy together, and do it in a way that delivered 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 make high-quality shows for the whole family. I couldn't be more excited to be working with both of them."

Meanwhile, Stine himself added: "Back in the day, we had a Goosebumps HorrorLand attraction at Walt Disney World. It was one of the thrills of my life. Now I'm thrilled to be back with Disney for the TV series based on my graphic novels.

"Writing Just Beyond for BOOM! Studios has been a joy from the beginning, and I'm so happy to have the wonderful screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith bring the series to life on Disney+. How lucky can I be?"

Just Beyond is expected to arrive on Disney+ this autumn.

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