Casper, the friendly ghost resurrected in live action and streaming

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A new series, which will be inspired by the hit film with Christina Ricci.

25 years after Brad Silberling’s film, worn by Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman, casper will come back to life in a new live action series. The friendly ghost will be found on the Peacock streaming platform, under the pen of Kai Yu Wu (Hannibal), in partnership with DreamWorks Animation who will co-produce.

The upcoming series is described as a horror-adventure show that reimagines the origin of casper in a coming-of-age story that explores what it means to be alive. “When a new family arrives in the small town of Eternal Falls, Casper finds himself entangled in a mystery revealing dark secrets buried for over 100 years.”

Created in the 1940s for animated shorts, casper became a hero of comics at Harvey Comics, before being declined in several forms and in particular this film of 1995, in live action, very successful, and which met with great success at the box office, bringing in more than 287 million worldwide (spawning a host of direct-to-DVD anecdotal sequels). We understand that the future series will be inspired by what made the butter of the feature film.

No casting announcements yet.

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