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Ghostbusters Animated Series Coming From Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan


Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation are developing a new Ghostbusters animated series, based on the Ghostbusters IP. The new Ghostbusters animated series will debut on Netflix.

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.

Ghostbusters Animated Series Coming From Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan

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). 

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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.

The movie stars Carrie CoonFinn WolfhardMckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd. Coon plays a mom named Callie, with Grace as her science-obsessed daughter Phoebe, and Wolfhard as gearhead son Trevor.

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