These days, we’re afraid of getting too involved with a television show. We’re afraid of finding hope and thinking that something we want is coming. We’re afraid that we’ll get excited about something and it won’t come to fruition or it will be cancelled.
When Disney+ dropped The Spiderwick Chronicles, we admit that we were disappointed. We love Holly Black’s books and we find ourselves captivated by the way that she can structure a story. She finds a way to keep you going from word to word and knowing that you will find yourself engrossed in the words.
When Disney+ dropped the show, we weren’t sure what happened. Sure they were reevaluating costs and strategy and all that crap, but doesn’t mean has fans we didn’t have the right to be like WTF.
Good news in that The Spiderwick Chronicles has found a new home with The Roku Channel. We’re so excited that the show will be seen.
“It is an honor to bring The Spiderwick Chronicles, a spectacular adventure-filled story led by the incredible Christian Slater and Joy Bryant, exclusively to The Roku Channel,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Originals, Roku Media. “We cannot wait to introduce this exquisitely crafted series, imagined by a world-class creative team, to millions of streamers.”
The series’ ensemble cast includes Bryant as Helen Grace; Noah Cottrell as Simon Grace; Lyon Daniels as Jared Grace; Mychala Lee as Mallory Grace; Jack Dylan Grazer as the voice of Thimbletack and Slater as Mulgarath.
“We are elated that The Spiderwick Chronicles has found a new home and want to thank The Roku Channel for their passionate partnership,” Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount Television Studios and Paramount+ Original Scripted Series, shared in a statement. “Our showrunner Aron Eli Coleite has crafted a beautiful series full of all the enchantment that made the books so beloved, and we can’t wait for audiences to meet these wonderful characters.”
The eight episode series will be shown in early 2024.