‘Casper’ is getting a TV adaptation

Casper, the endearing ghost, prepares his jump to television, although it is very likely that when we see him again he will be quite changed. And it’s that Peacock has announced who works in a darker live-action remake of “Casper” in the form of a horror-adventure series along the lines of other re-interpretations of youth products such as ‘Riverdale‘ either ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘, which grew out of the “very innocent” Archie comic book universe.

Christina Ricci with the ghost in the movie "casper" from 1995

Christina Ricci with the ghost in the 1995 film “Casper”

Set in high school, the ‘Casper’ series will be a learning story produced by Kai Yu Wuscreenwriter of ‘Hannibal‘ either ‘Flash‘ and accountable for Netflix’s Taiwanese supernatural fiction ‘The Ghost Bride’, which will explore what it means to be alive.

It will have as its starting point the arrival of a new family in the small town of Eternal Falls and will follow Casper, who will end up entangled in a mystery that will uncover dark secrets that have been buried for over a hundred years. And naturally, the CGI effects will play a very important role.

A character with a lot of history

Casper’s character a ghost more interested in making friends than scaring created by Seymour Reit Y joe oriolofirst appeared under the name “Casper the Friendly Ghost” in over fifty highly popular Famous Studios animated short films released between 1945 and 1959, and subsequently starred in dozens of comics published by Harvey Comics since 1952.

Since then, the character has headlined five animated series, though most will remember the character from the first live-action “Casper” movie released in 1995 and starring Bill PullmanCathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Devon SawaMalachi Pearson and a very young Christina Ricciwho came from playing Wednesday Addams in the film adaptation of “The Addams Family.”

The Universal Pictures film, directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Steven Spielberg, became a major box office success grossing over $287 million worldwide with a budget of 55 million. That huge success led to a couple of direct-to-video movies, “Casper: A Spirited Beginning” and “Casper Meets Wendy,” as well as two more animated movies, “Casper’s Haunted Christmas” and “Casper’s Scare School,” released in 2000. and 2006 respectively, two more children’s animation series and various video games.

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‘Casper’ is getting a TV adaptation