Paramount+ gets underway on ‘School Spirits’ adaptation

Paramount+ has begun production on School Spirits, a new YA drama series based on the upcoming graphic novel by Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen.

Produced by Awesomeness Studios, with filming taking place in Vancouver, and set to debut next year, the eight-part series focuses on a teen stuck in the afterlife who decides to investigate her mysterious disappearance alongside a group of other students who are also stuck in limbo at their high school.

The graphic novel that the series is based on is planned for publication in fall 2023 by Clarion Books/HarperAlley, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

Oliver Goldstick (Pretty Little Liars, Bridgerton) serves as showrunner and executive producer, along with Nate and Megan Trinrud, who wrote the pilot. Max Winkler (Cruel Summer, Jungleland) will direct and executive produce.

The cast includes Peyton List (Cobra Kai), Kristian Flores, Spencer MacPherson, Kiara Pichardo and Sarah Yarkin.

School Spirits, joins Paramount+’s growing lineup of YA content, including the iCarly revival, which has been renewed for a third season, as well as the recently released film, Honor Society.

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