The “Goosebumps” series on Disney+ has added both Zack Morris and Isa Briones to the cast as series regulars, Variety have exclusively learned.
The duo join previously announced cast members Ana Yi Puig, Miles McKenna and Will Price as well as Justin Long.
According to the official logline, “The series follows a group of five high school students who unleash supernatural forces on their town and all must work together – thanks to and despite their friendships, rivalries and pasts with each other – to save it, learn a lot about their own parents’ teenage secrets in the process.” According to Disney Branded Television, the series is influenced by five of the most popular “goosebumps” books.
Morris will appear in the role of Isaiah, described as “a popular star football player whose financial struggles at home have him and his family betting on his athleticism to secure a full ride to college.”
Briones will play Jane, who “usually has her head in a book, which makes her classmates think she’s a snob, but she’s just laser-focused on writing and creating a life interesting enough for a memoir.”
Morris is best known for his role in the long-running BBC series ‘EastEnders’, appearing in over 400 episodes during his time with the show. His other credits include series such as “The Fades,” “One Night” and “Children in Need.”
Morris is repped by Elevate Entertainment, CAM and Felker Toczek.
Briones is best known for starring in the first two seasons of “Star Trek: Picard” on Paramount+. She also appeared on screen in the second season of “American Crime Story” on FX, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” In addition, she was a member of the First National Touring Company for “Hamilton” and “Next to Normal”.
She is represented by Piper Kaniecki Marks Management and A3 Artists Agency.
Nick Stoller and Rob Letterman serve as co-creators and executive producers on the “Goosebumps” show, with Stoller executive producing via Stoller Global Solutions. Kevin Murphy serves as executive producer and showrunner. Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Film, Conor Welch of Stoller Global Solutions, Erin O’Malley and Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman of Scholastic Entertainment also executive produce. Julia Ruchman, James Eagan and Nick Adams will serve as co-executive producers and writers. Sony Pictures Television Studios will produce. Original Film and Stoller Global Solutions are currently under television coverage agreements with Sony.
Moritz was a producer on the two recent “Goosebumps” feature films, which were released in 2015 and 2018. Letterman directed the first film. Collectively, both films grossed over $250 million.
The Disney+ show is now the second live-action “Goosebumps” series to air. The first version aired for four seasons and 74 episodes between 1996 and 1998. That show was an episodic anthology, with each episode based on a different “goosebumps” book.