Production will be in conjunction with Ghost Corps, Inc. Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the minds behind Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the future of Ghost Corps, are attached to the series as executive producers.
The announcement kicks off Day 3 of Netflix’s Geeked Week, a celebration of the streaming service’s immersive slate of storytelling across sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, anime and more.
The series is part of the expanding Ghostbusters universe, which began with Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters in 1984 and has since become a mega-pop culture phenomenon culminating in last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife (See on Amazon).
As a part of today’s Ghostbusters Day celebration, Reitman and Kenan are expected to reveal more about what audiences can expect from the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.
This new series will join a growing roster of kids & family animated series featuring fan-favorite characters on Netflix, which is currently home to The Cuphead Show!, The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, Cocomelon, My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, Sharkdog, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and more.
Additional animated series, including Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight, Dead End: Paranormal Park, Daniel Spellbound and Sonic Prime, are set to premiere later this year.
Previously, Reitman served as the director of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Up in the Air, and Juno.
Kenan served as the writer of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and director of the animated features A Boy Called Christmas and Monster House.
In Ghostbusters Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather, an original Ghostbuster, left behind.
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Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.