Thursday, October 26, 2023

Netflix to Conjure Up 'School Spirits' on Nov. 30

Netflix has acquired the rights to the first season of the hit Paramount+ Original series, School Spirits, and will add the young adult (YA) series to the platform's programming library in the U.S. on Thursday, November 30! The news comes to us from our friends over at What's on Netflix.

School Spirits

In addition to Netflix, School Spirits season one will still be available to stream on Paramount+, with a second season in the pipeline.

At the moment, School Spirits season one is only scheduled to be added to Netflix in the U.S., however, the show is available on Paramount+ services internationally.

Produced by Awesomeness Studios, season one of School Spirits (8 episodes) is centered around Maddie (Peyton List), a teen stuck in the afterlife investigating her own mysterious disappearance. Maddie goes on a crime-solving journey as she adjusts to high school purgatory, but the closer she gets to discovering the truth, the more secrets and lies she uncovers. The series premiere March 9 on Paramount+.

School Spirits stars Peyton List (Cobra KaiBunk’d) as Maddie Nears, and is based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate Trinrud & Megan Trinrud, and Maria Nguyen, which is scheduled for publication in 2024 by Clarion Books/HarperAlley. Additional cast members in season one include Kristian Ventura (RebootThe Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent) as Simon Elroy, Spencer MacPherson (ReignDegrassi: Next Class) as Xavier Baxter, Kiara Pichardo (The Society, Mother/Android) as Nicole Herrera, Sarah Yarkin (Texas Chainsaw MassacreHappy Death Day 2U) as Rhonda, Nick Pugliese (Dramarama) as Charley, Rainbow Wedell (The WildsThe Bureau of Magical Things) as Claire Zomer and Milo Manheim (Zombies 3Prom Pact) as Wally Clark. Josh Zuckerman (The OfferOppenheimer) and Maria Dizzia (13 Reasons WhyOrange Is the New Black) have recurring guest star roles as Mr. Martin and Sandra Nears, respectively.

Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little LiarsBridgerton) serves as showrunner and executive producer of School Spirits, along with creators and executive producers Nate Trinrud & Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot. Max Winkler (Cruel SummerFlowerJungleland) directed and executive produced the first two episodes. List also serves as a producer on the series.

SCHOOL SPIRITS has captivated audiences with its gripping storyline, engaging characters and the enigmatic world of high school life, and we are thrilled to bring a second season to this loyal fan base across Paramount+,” said Shauna Phelan and Zack Olin, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads at Nickelodeon and Awesomeness live-action series and films when season two was announced earlier this year. “Maddie's quest to unravel the truth behind her mysterious disappearance has resonated with viewers, and we can't wait to continue this thrilling journey with them.”

SCHOOL SPIRITS developed such a passionate and engaged fan base over the course of its first season, marking one of our most popular new young adult series to date,” said Domenic DiMeglio, chief marketing officer and head of data at Paramount Streaming. “The creative minds behind the series – showrunner Oliver Goldstick and creators Nate Trinrud & Megan Trinrud – and the extremely talented cast brought audiences a fresh take on high school – both in the present and in the after-life - and we can’t wait to see what happens next at Split River High.”

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Originally published: October 26, 2023.

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