The Spiderwick Chronicles Trailer Brings Supernatural Children’s Book Series to Life on Roku — Watch

Christian Slater is here, and he’ll be taking all of your creatures with him.

The Roku Channel has released the official trailer for its upcoming series adaptation of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s The Spiderwick Chronicles books, which finds Slater slipping into the sinister role of Mulgarath.

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Here’s what to expect from the series, per Roku’s official synopsis: The Grace family moves from Brooklyn, New York, to their ancestral home in Henson, Michigan, the Spiderwick Estate. Helen makes the move with her 15-year-old fraternal twin boys, Jared and Simon, and her older daughter, Mallory. Shortly after moving to the Spiderwick Estate Jared discovers a boggart and realizes that magical creatures are real! The only one to believe him is his great-aunt Lucinda who implores Jared to find the pages of her father’s field guide to magical creatures and protect them from the murderous Ogre, Mulgarath.

The series stars Joy Bryant (Parenthood) as Helen Grace, Lyon Daniels (Patriot) as Jared Grace, Noah Cottrell (Punky Brewster) as Simon Grace, Mychala Lee (Truth Be Told) as Mallory Grace, Jack Dylan Grazer (We Are Who We Are) as Thimbletack, Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) as Mulgarath, Alyvia Alyn Lind (Chucky) as Calliope and Charlayne Woodard (Secret Invasion) as Lucinda.

The Spiderwick Chronicles‘ eight-episode first season drops Friday, April 19 on the Roku Channel.

Hit PLAY on the trailer above for an extended first look at The Spiderwick Chronicles, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Will you be tuning in?

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