Friends Star David Schwimmer Joins Goosebumps Season 2 Cast


Summary

  • Goosebumps
    Season 2 will have David Schwimmer leading in a new anthology format adapted from the R.L. Stine novels.
  • The first season got mixed reviews but maintained a 74% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, mostly focusing on high school students.
  • Schwimmer will play a former professor and parent of the teenage twins as they explore a chilling mystery of the disappearance of four teens in 1994.



David Schwimmer will lead the second season of Disney’s revival of Goosebumps. As reported earlier in the year, the Disney+ series will now take the form of an anthology, telling one stand-alone story per season. While Season 1 was not without its flaws, Disney is now banking on another round of star power with the Friends alum joining Season 2.

Goosebumps

Release Date
October 27, 1995

Main Genre
children

Seasons
4

Goosebumps is based on the popular young-adult horror novels by R.L. Stine, and has already produced a successful TV show in the 1990s, as well as the Jack Black movie, its sequel and various other multimedia projects. This latest return to television is now starting to build up its next story. In Season 2, the show will “follow teenage siblings who discover a threat stirring, triggering a chain of events that unravel a profound mystery. As they delve into the unknown, the duo find themselves entangled in a chilling tale of four teenagers who mysteriously vanished in 1994.”


According to the press release, Schwimmer will take on the role of former botany professor Anthony, who is also the divorced father of the twins.


Disney+ Goosebumps Series
Disney+

Goosebumps returned to screens last year, and kicked off its new series with a lot of promise. However, things drifted a little as the show progressed, and the reviews reflected this. Overall, the series managed to maintain a “fresh” critics score of 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, which was slight higher than its audience approval rating of 70%.


Starring Justin Long, Rachel Harris, Zack Morris and Isa Briones, the first season saw a group of five high school students investigating the death of a teenager three decades earlier, and on their journey discovering some dark secrets about their parents. At the time of the show’s debut, many believed that any subsequent seasons would be a continuation, especially with the first season ending on a cliffhanger. However, whether by design or necessity to start afresh with Season 2, the show became another anthology series by the time the second season renewal came about.

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Goosebumps seemed to land in a strange place with its inaugural season, with both positive and negative reviews almost mirroring each other. Those who loved the series praised its goofiness, mix of comedy and scares and its ability to tap into the old school charm of Stine’s books and the original ‘90s TV show. Those who hated it, seem to mostly do so for the exact same reasons. Whether Season 2 can win over those not quite on board with its first run is something we will discover when it debuts on Disney+ sometime in the future. In the meantime, Season 1 of Goosebumps is available to stream on Disney+.

David Schwimmer is next set to appear in Darren Aronofsky’s
Little Death
, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.



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