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David Schwimmer to Star in ‘Goosebumps’ Season 2 at Disney+

The second season of Goosebumps at Disney+ has cast David Schwimmer in a lead role.

The Emmy-nominated Friends star will head the cast of the show, based on R.L. Stine’s hugely popular series of books. Disney+ renewed Goosebumps for a second season in February, opting to turn the show into an anthology rather than continuing the story from season one.

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Following Schwimmer’s casting, Disney+ announced that Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty, Love Victor), Sam McCarthy (Dead to Me), Jayden Bartels (Side Hustle), Elijah Cooper (That Girl Lay Lay), Galilea La Salvia (Party Down) and Francesca Noel have also joined the series.

The season two logline reads, “Teenage siblings discover a threat stirring, triggering a chain of events that unravel a profound mystery. As they delve into the unknown, the duo find themselves entangled in the chilling tale of four teenagers who mysteriously vanished in 1994.”

Schwimmer will play Anthony, a former botany professor and divorced parent of teenage twins is juggling the responsibilities of overseeing an aging parent while having his kids for the summer. Ortiz will play Jen, a police detective who remains rooted in her Brooklyn neighborhood after experiencing a tragic event that involved her friends in adolescence.

McCarthy and Bartels will play Devin and Cece, the twin kids of Schwimmer’s character. Cooper, La Salvia and Noel will play teen characters named CJ, Frankie and Alex.

The first season of Goosebumps performed fairly well for Disney+, recording 1.9 billion minutes of viewing time in the United States for the four weeks after its October 2023 premiere, according to Nielsen figures. Season one starred Zack Morris, Isa Briones, Miles McKenna, Anna Yi Puig, Will Price, Rachael Harris and Justin Long.

Sony Pictures Television produces Goosebumps for Disney Branded TV. Nicholas Stoller and Rob Letterman developed the show and executive produce with showrunner Hilary Winston, Neal H. Moritz, Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman, Pavun Shetty, Conor Welch and Erin O’Malley.

Schwimmer most recently starred in and executive produced the Sky One/Peacock comedy Intelligence and the Sundance entry Little Death. In addition to his 10-year run on friends, his acting credits also include FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (for which he earned an Emmy nomination), AMC’s Feed the Beast and the Madagascar movies. He’s also directed more than 20 plays and episodes of Friends, its spinoff Joey and Little Britain USA, among others.

Schwimmer is repped by Gersh, Circle of Confusion and Gendler & Kelly. Ortiz is repped by Gersh and Geordie Frey. McCarthy is with Paradigm, Liebman Entertainment and Jill Fritzo PR. Bartels is repped by CAA, DDO Artists Agency and Randy James Management. Cooper is with LBI Entertainment and Paradigm. LaSalvia is repped by Paradigm. Noel is repped by Gersh, Luber Roklin Entertainment and Jill Fritzo PR.

March 21, 10:20 a.m. Updated with additional cast members.

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