Disney+ Cancels TV Adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Despite Completion of Season Filming
– Disney+ has decided not to stream the live-action series adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ even though the eight-episode first season has already finished filming.
– The cancellation is part of Disney’s content write-off announced in May, as the company focuses more on its own intellectual property and aligns its content curation strategy. Paramount Television Studios is currently shopping the series to potential buyers.
Despite completing filming for the first season, Disney+ has chosen not to stream the TV adaptation of ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles.’ The decision is part of a content write-off announced by Disney in May, which involves removing certain content from their streaming platforms. This move is in line with Disney Branded Television’s increased focus on their own intellectual property rather than non-Disney IP like ‘Spiderwick.’
Announced in November 2021, ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ is based on the book series by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, which also inspired a 2008 feature film. The story follows the Grace Family as they uncover a dark mystery about their great-great Uncle and the faerie world. The first season, consisting of eight episodes, was filmed in Canada between September 2022 and early this year, with notable cast members including Christian Slater and Jack Dylan Grazer.
Paramount Television Studios, in partnership with 20th Television, is currently seeking potential buyers for the completed series.