Things are getting spooky at Apple TV+: The soon-to-debut streamer is rebooting the ’90s PBS kids’ show Ghostwriter.
The new-look Ghostwriter, billed as “a reinvention of the beloved original series,” centers on “four kids who are brought together by a mysterious ghost in a neighborhood bookstore, and must team up to release fictional characters from works of literature.” The adult cast includes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alum Brett Dalton, who announced his casting via Instagram. It’ll premiere Friday, Nov. 1, along with Apple TV+’s other initial offerings like the Jennifer Aniston/Reese Witherspoon drama The Morning Show and the Jason Momoa dystopian drama See. (Watch the first trailer for See right here.)
Ghostwriter‘s original PBS run began in 1992, with a group of kids solving neighborhood mysteries with the help of a ghost who spelled out clues using the text in books. The series ran for a total of 74 episodes, ending in 1995. It lived on in syndication, though, and even got a brief new life on CBS as The New Ghostwriter Mysteries, but that only lasted a single season.
Along with Ghostwriter, Apple TV+ — launching Nov. 1 at a price of $4.99 per month — will also offer children’s programming like Snoopy in Space, featuring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, and Helpsters, a new series from the makers of Sesame Street.