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Disney+ announces new series based on The Spiderwick Chronicles books

The popular children's book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black had earlier been adapted into a movie in 2008

Shilpa S
Nov 14, 2021
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The Spiderwick Chronicles is all set to hit the silver screen yet again, this time courtesy of Disney+. The streaming giant announced that it is developing a live action series based on the popular children’s book series, on the occasion of Disney+ Day.

The streaming giant took to its official Twitter handle to make the announcement, which accompanied artwork of the series as well.

The Spiderwick Chronicles books, written by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, trace the adventures of three siblings Simon, Jared and Mallory. The children happen upon a magical world inhabited by fairies after they move into the Spiderwick Estate.

The series consists of five books- The Field Guide, The Seeing Stone, Lucinda’s Secret, The Ironwood Tree and The Wrath of Mulgarath. The first book was published back in 2003.

In addition to the main five books, a spinoff series was also released called Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. The Nixie’s Song, A Giant Problem and The Wyrm King, are the three books in the series.

The book series had also previously been adapted into a film back in 2008. The movie, directed by Mark Waters, stars Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte, and Seth Rogen.

A video game adaptation of the same was also launched in 2008.

The announcement of the upcoming Disney+ series was made on the occasion of Disney+ Day, which marked the second anniversary of the streaming giant.

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