Roku reportedly snaps up the TV adaptation of the Spiderwick Chronicles from Disney Plus. This news is coming just after Disney Plus reportedly dropped it and fantasy fans cannot be happier with the news.
Roku Spiderwick Chronicles
How did you feel when Disney Plus canceled The Spiderwick Chronicles? Were you disappointed? Well, then this will most certainly cheer you up as the series has reportedly found a new home two months after Disney Plus made the announcement that it would not be streaming the live-action adaptation. That new home in question is The Roku Channel, and you will now be able to stream the show from early next year.
And here is Roku’s head of originals, Brian Tannenbaum: “We cannot wait to introduce this exquisitely crafted series, imagined by a world-class creative team, to millions of streamers.”
This is fantastic and good news for fantasy fans, as the show in question was one of the victims of the cost-cutting activities of Disney Plus that has seen a couple of popular shows reportedly canceled although in some cases people were able to watch at least some of them just before the ax fell. This show however was different, because while principal filming was completed the show was never even streamed.
What Are The Spiderwick Chronicles
The show for those that don’t know is based on the popular children’s book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. The show is a coming-of-age story that features the Grace family, who are relocating from New York to the ancestral home of the family in Michigan. And when they finally get there, they discover that the estate of their great-grandfather is much more mysterious than just having a whole lot of junk and some mysterious jars of screws in a garage: as there is a whole secret and fantastical world for them to reportedly explore.
Disney’s Decision Not To Show The Spiderwick Chronicles
We were very much surprised by the decision of Disney not to show The Spiderwick Chronicles. And as we wrote two months back, filming of the series had already wrapped on the show and on another series, Nautilus. Disney however did say that it was working with the production teams on both shows to find new homes, so hopefully, we will be getting some happy news about Nautilus too.
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